Runners - Tattoowise
October 10, 2010 -- Images from the course of the Chicago Marathon on a warm October day.
Salford Mill - The Derby sixth
Bathgate Highland Games 2006
Three random tattoo ideas
I decided to call it a day and head home via Flinders St after a fruitful couple of hours shooting. As I walked past Young & Jackson’s Pub I spotted this intimidating looking guy sitting on one of the doorway steps outside.
I momentarily hesitated and thought “no I’m on my way home” but then that picture came into my head and I just knew I had to get it. I walked over, introduced myself and launched into my stranger spiel.
This is Gerardo. Once he agreed to let me take a few shots I suggested he stay exactly as he was. Don’t get up, leave the buds in. My only instruction was to ask him to lean forward slightly and try to give me a mean look (to which he started laughing of course).
Gerardo had met up with his friends for gym training in the city and was now having a rest that it was over. He certainly looked contented and relaxed. I asked about his background and he told me he is half Chilean. He does live in Melbourne but I didn’t quite get if he was from here originally.
That was about the end of our encounter. I thanked him and continued on my way. Gerardo has since contacted me and I have made available a copy of the image. I sure hope you like it. I certainly do. If I don’t shoot another stranger again, I’d live a happy man.
Thank you Gerardo - you have become #229 in my ongoing stranger's project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page
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my new tattoo salvador dali´s quote "have no fear of perfection, youll never reach it" cita de salvador dalì "no tengas miedo a la perfeccion, nunca la alcanzaras"