Wednesday, June 22, 2005


william stringfellow
Originally uploaded by emster214.
Okay, just a short post until my computer gets back up and running with Internet access. It's not fun borrowing people's computers all the time. I started my internship last Wednesday, and so far, its been going well. I'll post more info on that last. Anyway, this guy was at an assignment I had to shoot on an old restaurant celebrating its 50th anniversary. The conversation we had went something like this.
Me: Would it be ok if I took a picture of you?
Him: Oh, I'll just break your camera.
Me: My camera's withstood worse battles, trust me. Can I ask how old are you?
Him: You wouldn't believe me if I told you.
Me: Try me.
Him: 87
Me: You're right. You look too good to be 87.
Him: That's what they tell me.

What a great old man. And what a great old face.

3 comments:

Steven said...

Wow! That photo is one of the greatest I've ever seen. The contrast of the photo is outstanding. The blurred background against the focused man. The dark lines of his expression and the black parts of the hat contrasted with a white shirt. Dang! You are an inspiration. Amazing work!

Tiffany W. said...

Oooooh, Emily! I think crazy old guy was flirting with you! Looking for a summer fling?

Emily said...

87-year-old men are just my type.