1.04.2022

Portrait on Sixth Street. Fun encounter during a walk with a friend.

 

After a very vegan lunch at the downtown library's very good restaurant, the Cookbook CafĂ©, I walked through downtown with a fellow photographer who is newly arrived from Germany. The walk was fun and the conversation interesting. Apparently, in Germany, it's considered inappropriate to strike up a conversation with strangers out in the streets. I'm glad I didn't get that memo until after our walk or I wouldn't have met Veronica and her friend. But I'm still a-okay talking to strangers. 

We were walking west on Sixth St. when we came across these two fun, energetic people who had stopped to evaluate a mural on the exterior wall of one of the still closed bars. I struck up a conversation and we could feel a good and quirky energy from both sides. A few minutes into our meeting I asked Veronica if I could take a few portraits of her and she was totally on board. I'd brought my little Leica CL with me and a fast little lens so I tried a number of different poses. She was a chameleon of a poser. She gave me serious, severe, happy and charming looks. 

We all chatted a while longer and then said goodbye. It was a nice and unexpected encounter. It made me happy that I have no reticence about talking to strangers. And it was a fun test for the camera, the lens and the photographer. I don't want to get rusty...

We got a few more portraits of other people while out walking and it was good. I thought I should give my readers a little break from, "big, tall buildings all the time...." 









And since I'm digging up old posts from the past here my second favorite post of all time. An answer to someone who suggested I use assistants all the time. Please, enjoy....

 https://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2010/04/why-you-shouldnt-run-your-life-like.html

MY FIRST AND LAST WORDS ON DRONES AND CORPORATE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY. A MUST READ FOR THE TECH FORWARD AMONG US. (A re-posting from 2014. Back when I was funnier).

https://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2014/08/drone-enabled-ceo-portrait-session.html


You'll never consider drones in the same light again....