Monday, September 22, 2008


I was out during the rains of the recent tropical storm. There was an old woman walking along 8th avenue heading north. She had on a bright yellow raincoat and a matching umbrella. She had on a beanie hat with a thick horizontal brim which seemed to outline her old, rough features. Her eyes were dark sockets and she had a thin line of light pink lipstick on her pout lips. I took a few black and white shots of her back but the shot really deserved to be in color. I didn't have any on me. I really wanted to do a frontal shot of her but didn't want to ask. It felt odd. I don't think I will meet her again... maybe old ladies like that only come out in tropical storms.

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