Monday, September 22, 2008
I remember looking ahead of me on fifth avenue and glancing back...In less than a second I saw the perfect picture. As soon as I grabbed my camera I lost the vantage point and spent the next ten minutes trailing him trying to get another shot. He was a tall business man in a perfectly tailored dark green suit. From my vantage point on the curb I looked back at him crossing the street. His head was bowed and half covered up to his nose with a giant black umbrella. His long legs and giant umbrella combined with the high angle seemed to distort his figure. It would have been perfect in black and white but I was not quick enough. This was one of the moments that could never have been staged, and will never happen again.