Monday, June 21, 2010

Nova Scotia Guy


I crossed paths with this kindly gentleman this past weekend. I was walking along and passed by where he was seated...then I stopped...hesitated for a moment...and then kept walking. As I walked by, I knew I would regret it if I didn't ask to photograph him reading his paper.

I did a U-turn. And I asked.....

I've learned that I need to take action when I see someone I'd like to photograph. It haunts me for days if I don't ask. I figure the worst I'm gonna get is a "no". I find by treating people with dignity and respect, I get "yes" 99% of the time. I'm pretty sure the other 1% are people doing something they shouldn't be doing...and don't want to be seen doing it.

I don't consider myself very social at all, but for some reason, when I have a camera in my hands, it changes everything and there is nothing I'd rather do than get close to my subject, let my guard down and hope they do the same.



Shutterbug said...

I love this, Dan and I know exactly what you mean. I have kicked myself often for not having a camera handy :)

Joy said...

I too, know what you mean. The goofy thing is, though, sometimes, once you ask them, they get all self-conscious and then the 'magic' shot/mood/look you had seen just a few moments earlier has evaporated!

Daniel Casares Román said...

I like this picture so much!! Congratulations!!