In Bucharest, you can buy a young girl for 8, euros. I mean buy them as in you own them forever or until you sell them to someone else. Most of them are sold by their parents in Moldova when they are little children.
This is normally a tattoo of his name. I recently went to Bucharest to find and photograph some of these girls. One of the boatload of extremely awful things about this situation is that the girls have internalized their circumstances.
Bucharest became one of the roughest cities in Europe during the war in Yugoslavia and the mob built up an amazing network in the aftermath. No matter what you want, you just need to know the right person.
The above girl is Cezara. She comes from an extremely poor family. Her father was an alcoholic farmer who loved gambling. I understand the situation. Some of my owners take good care of me. They buy me clothes and food and I have a place to sleep at night. Some owners pimped her and others took her home for their private pleasures.
Right now she belongs to a big pimp and works on the streets 24 hours a day. The tattoos on her arms and chest are the names of her previous owners. Steffi , above, is eight years old. Her parents were there and everybody was friendly to me, even though they lived in extreme misery. Gypsies in Romania, as in other parts of the world, are total outsiders.
They have their own rules in the camp. For example, if a girl is getting married she must be a virgin. This is why anal sex is such a common practice within the gypsy community. When I was leaving, the father took me into a corner and started trying to sell me his daughter for around Craita , above, is 12 years old. The harsh thing is that she is actually looking for one. A lot of these girls see prostitution as a quick way out of the misery of living in post-communist, hyper-capitalist Bucharest. Craita saw me in the street walking with a camera and some lights.
She came straight up and started asking a lot of questions: Were we famous? What kind of pictures were we taking? Could she model for us? She told me her dream was to be a model or a big star of some sort. We shot her for a while, then I took a break and went for some drinks. While I was gone, Craita approached my male friend who was helping me with the photos.
When I got back, my friend told me about it and I immediately asked Craita if she had a family or an owner. She was very young, but so determined, and that freaked us the fuck out. When we were leaving, she said that she could be ours forever for 8, euros. My name is Vashti. I wanted to be there for your photoshoot, but I had to work. Sometimes they even tip me. He thought because he made me bleed it would make me feel better. It did. It was so shiny, that coin.
Once you turn about 16 or so, they start to only want to do it in your ass. It cost more but it hurts a lot too. I would have to stop eating, or at least buying food, and suck old penis for 47 days before buying a normal camera. Claudia, I really like your silver camera. Good luck, Vashti. This story is over 5 years old. Sep 1 , am.