April 27, 2014
Did ya think I gave up on this project? Well, I don't give up on commitments that easy. BUT I have been super swamped and with this hellish 6 1/2 month Winter, it's been brutal finding people to photograph. Not that I need an excuse.
I had a few minutes to kill and the weather was perfect in the downtown area. So I decided to hang out on a Sunday late afternoon and catch some bystanders passing by.
I just sat my camera down on a table when a shadowy presences caught the corner of my eye.
"Hey dude. Sorry to bug you, I just woke up. Would you happen to have a cigarette?"
Everyone, meet Chris.
I was feeling charitable that day so I struck a trade that could help both of us. I give him a few bucks in exchange for a story and a quick photograph.
"Sure. I don't care. I really don't look the best right now."
I didn't care. I loved the hard-edge appearance and the natural look of his hoodie and deep, tiresome eyes.
Walking around for a photo spot, I could tell right off the bat, Chris literally just woke up. Either that or he just got done smoking something. But we did talk how he's been living in the Canton area for about 15 years, the fall of the economy, looking for a job, and even about the homeless around Canton.
Thanks Chris for the brief encounter and photo!
Nikon 105mm f/2.8