The great thing about full white beards is their contrast with the rest of the items in the image.
You know, I kinda miss this guy. Michael (last name unknown) was almost a permanent fixture on the corner of Beacon and Charles streets. He was a very good street hustler and was very well known in the area. However he got stomach cancer and had to go to the hospital. The word is that Michael now has his own room and has given up his old life.
We went to Boston’s Antiquarian Book Fair recently. This post and the next one will share some of the pictures I made there.
This first one is of an old book seller with his eyes closed. It looks like he’s dead. Actually he was in fact very lively and looked like he was doing a brisk business.
There is of course no way of knowing this man’s life story. However, his expression, his long white beard, the kids run running in back of him and the Massachusetts State House in back of them provide plenty of material to make up a good one.
This photograph was made outside the Whole Foods Market on Cambridge Street in Boston. As I went in, this gentleman was finishing up a coffee and pastry. As I came out it would seem he needed a little shut eye before continuing on.
At Boston’s Antequarian Book Fair today, this dapper gentleman was looking at a most unusual print. I have no idea what it was in reference to but the photograph was worth taking.
I couldn’t believe how wonderfully the light bathed this guy’s face. It was almost as good as light in a portrait studio.
It seems that getting information from something made of paper is pretty unusual these days. Here’s a rare photo of a man, beating the heat, obviously enjoying something that doesn’t take batteries….Wow!
I saw this coming about ten steps away. When the photo finally got taken the sneeze had just happened and he was taking his tee-shirt away from his nose. I would have liked to have been able to take this shot a second or so earlier but I wasn’t close enough. I’m categorizing this as a “good but could have been better”.