Before we get started, I need to say that might website more or less died a few weeks ago, and it took some time to get is fully migrated to my new host, Imagely. Anywho, on to Art Everyday.
But now we’re back.
Bigger and better.
So I was sitting in a coffee shop, enjoying a nice, warm, caffeine-rich beverage, and reading “Kafka by the Shore,” by Haruki Murakami, and a gentleman walked in.
He wore a red suit adorned with yellow question marks.
I knew I had to take his picture.
After he ordered, I approached, extended my hand and asked to snap a few photos.
After our exchange, I started to walk away, and I realized I’d seen him on television before.
In my normal, awkward way, I stumbled back around, and told him, “You look familiar, I think I’ve seen you on t.v.”
He smirked, and stated simply, “It’s been a long time.”
You may remember him from tv, or his books, or his outfits, but now I’ll remember him as a willing subject of Art Everyday.
Since he was known for wearing loud colors on his infomercials, I thought it would be to capture a black and white portrait, no distraction, just his personality.
I often find that people are preceded by their appearances. For a long time the fear of those appearances shackled me and kept me from reaching out; kept me from connecting with them.
Maybe this is another conscious effort to fly in the face of my fear.
Of course I still had to post a photo of his outfit in full color, below.
Have a great day.