25 June 2007
i'm standing on the brink of a bridge that's black at sunrise, i don't think i'll be home in time to dine
As I've mentioned in previous posts, photography is usually a solitary pursuit for me, and I don't often photograph people. Occasionally, though, I ask random people if I can photograph them. A few have refused, but for the most part people don't seem to mind; in fact, most people I ask to photograph end up opening up to me, telling stories about themselves. The people in the above photos were all interesting characters, and I ended up talking to each of them for at least 30 minutes. I would divulge some of their stories, but since I didn't ask them permission to print what they said, I think it would be the wrong thing to do.
I didn't realize it when I was taking the photo, but I just noticed that I cut off "Park in Back" on the second photo so that it reads "ark in back"--pretty cool accident. That shot was taken at an antique store in Cana, VA--the first and third shots were taken at Carpenter's Grocery in Patterson, VA; the fourth was taken at a gas station in Elkin, NC; the fifth was taken in Cana; and the sixth was taken at a tattoo/taxidermy shop in Jonesville, NC.