It’s been a little over a week since the last Art Everyday post.
Sorry about that.
Anyways, story time!
So it’s Monday, and it snowed this morning.
It’s finally starting to feel like winter. I can smell it in the air.
After knocking out some errands this morning I decided it would be a great time to grab a cup of coffee, so off to vigilante I go.
I head inside, and order a latte, followed by a macchiato.
I have a coffee problem, but I digress.
I read a bit of Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, a brilliant book about a boy finding himself, and man finding cats.
Again, I digress.
At this point I’ve had my camera with me for a few days, and while I never stopped shooting, I wasn’t able to really get out and meet new people, so I was getting antsy to add another photo to this project.
I look around, and no one really picked my interest.
Dejected, I left the shop.
The sun finally decided to make an appearance from behind the shadows, and was bathing everything in its warm glow, and really, really harsh shadows.
Of course I expected it to stay overcast, so I was ill equipped for a portrait, when I saw Britain seated outside on a bench.
I kept walking, thinking to myself, “I should have brought my polarizer, I wont even bother.”
Halfway down the block, that little voice in my head that kicked this project off told me to stop making excuses, and go ask to take her picture anyway.
In the same fashion as before, actually, in the same place as before too, I approached my subject in the most awkward way possible.
I said “Hi’ I’m Jamal and this is awkward, but can I take your picture for this project I’m doing.”
She obliged and after a few frames I made the image at the top of the post.
There’s a lot to be said of those voices in your head. Sometimes they are actually really helpful.