First of all I want to say sorry to Wole because this isn’t the most flattering photo but stick with me. Welcome to another riveting episode of Art Everyday.
I met Wole up there at Art Rise, which looks to bring local creatives together to foster discussion about creative things.
And drink coffee.
Anywho, I was making my rounds and introducing myself to all these new people I have never met before, and I spotted Wole in his bright orange jacket.
We started talking about art and creativity, and eventually I gathered the courage to ask him for a portrait.
Little did I know this would be my undoing.
The previous week I had borrowed a Fuji x100s from my friend Omari.
Great little camera, and I love the fact that I can keep it in my pocket all the time.
Okay so I had this sweet lil camera in my pocket at Art Rise, and have had less than a week to learn the ins and outs of it.
Of course I decided that this was the perfect opportunity to make a challenging, impromptu portrait in a small confined space, of someone I didn’t know.
This is the moment I start to realize the shortcomings of the camera.
After multiple attempts, I finally got a shot that was okay, although I know that this its not a great photo.
Wole was a trooper though, and I really appreciate it.
Check out the cool stuff he’s doing with The Whiff Co. It’s a sweet curated gifting service tat puts a spotlight on local makers.
Never underestimate your tools ability to throw a wrench in your plans. 🙂