Monday, September 6, 2010

a page from steffe's playbook

usually i'm too shy to ask permission to shoot a portrait
but this guy made it soooo easy.
thanks, dude!

(book cellar, main street, brattleboro, vermont)

20 comments:

Irina said...

You can trust a man wearing such tie.
The book's titles are the story of there own.

Cezar and Léia said...

These pictures are wonderful, this guy looks a kind person indeed!I love that tie as well! :)
And so many books there, I think I would love visit this place!
Have a nice day,
Léia

Steffe said...

Hurrah for that! Keep the cool portraits coming.

Birdman said...

Kitty, Looks like quite a 'character'. You could have some fun with this guy, I bet! Lost in aisle 5 among the books!?

Kate said...

I've found that people are flattered and very cooperative when asked. Great duo portrait shots. Love the background of books; my favorite kind of shop.

Jacob said...

Are you sure this isn't Frank Zappa?

Perhaps the reason he let you take his portrait is he really tied one on last night?

Love the bookstore!

And 'tis a very nice portrait.

Can't imagine you're all that shy. Really?

Sharon Creech said...

Looks like Sonny Bono to me. . .

Rob and Mandy said...

Funny. Is this my tie he's wearing???

Gunn said...

Love the photos. He is unique and probably a FUN man!Greetings from a part time bookseller.:)

Elenka said...

That looks like my kinda guy...crazy and books at the same time!

Malyss said...

A man wearing a tie with a T-shirt, and what tie!! can't be a bad man! :)
And I LOVE the books behind!!

Leif Hagen said...

He looks like quite a character! Steffe would have asked a few extra questions for the portrait but you have to start somewhere. Don't be so shy!
: - )

Magpie said...

What a wonderful set of photos!!
I'm glad he cooperated and had fun while doing it.

Paul said...

Great tie! Looks like an interesting character.
Since I started my Leeds daily photo I have come to realise there are only 3 reactions when you produce a camera.
1. They exit stage left as fast as they can.
2. They hope that if they ignore you perhaps you will just disappear.
3. ME, Me, ME they cry jumping up and down so that they will get your attention and therefore they will be in the photo.

When it comes to photographing strangers Steffe is my hero.

Sunny said...

Why does this guy look so familar? LOL! I'm serious he looks just like someone I know...this will slowly drive me cRAzY!!
☼ Sunny

Jack said...

Did you tug at his moustache to confirm that it wasn't just part of the costume? Nice one.

Small City Scenes said...

He looks like one of the dj's on a local radio station. What's he doing in Vermont? LOL
MB

Tash said...

What a cool dude! and the background suits my taste too. :)

Virginia said...

Good for you!!! See you can do it. He's a great subject to cut your "street photography" teeth on . :)
V

slim said...

He is a dude and you captured him so well!