denver airport – 11:30 pm to 1o:30 am -en route tauranga, new zealand to bismarck, north dakota, usa. trapped in space station-like corridors. sleeping on the floor. indoor bird watching. mcdonalds breakfast. random point and shoot captures.
Sometimes photographs just materialize. Take this image for example. The other day I woke up. Like many mornings, I then looked out the window of my room. There across the courtyard, five stories down, was this guy reading a book and smoking a cigarette. He was taking a break from work. Everything seemed staged for a photograph. Here were some nice contrasts, as well as some textures. Here was a human-being, during a candid moment, engaged in something universal. It appeared to me as a pretty decent “street photography” moment. Not yet awake for more than ten seconds, I found the camera, threw on a zoom lens, and pointed it out the window. It turns out there was exactly ONE shot left on the memory card. This is that shot. Sometimes a person has to scour the streets to find a shot. Other times it’s as simple as looking out the window. Other times a person doesn’t even need to be wearing pants or be fully awake.