Thursday afternoon, four o’clock.
School ends, photos start.
After my day of classes my trigger finger was twitching and I was feeling relaxed and excited- that wonderful combination that is rather hard to come by in the fast tempo of daily beats that these shoes walk.
A break in the weather and light breeze had me drifting towards the Vancouver Art Gallery. The concrete features of the outdoor courtyard give way to a grande, sloping climb of concrete steps; an ideal perch for the urban traveller to soak in some of that rare, misted sunlight.
My camera and I watched a man doing an incredible, tribal dance inside the bare ice arena parallel to the steps.
We peeked to the right, at a man and his cigarette(s) doing some serious mulling.
Down the steps and to the left offered a handsome stranger, waiting. Just waiting.
As I shoot, I smile.
And then I met Peter.
His confidence and excitement to be in life, learning and exploring the world, was catching. We talked about technology and social media. He showed me some projects from school, studying technology and design. They were beautiful.
I showed him some photos and we shared our perspectives, enjoying new views and surprises found within the images.
Through our conversation, Peter agreed to do some modelling! I think these images turned out well. His wide mind and thirst for knowledge reminded me of a chalice, being poured into and filled via life. I posed Peter at the top of the stairs , sunlight highlighting his profile.
Street Photography – Peter