I saw Lenny today on our way to the beach. I’ve noticed him a couple times before in the last few months. There is something about this kid. Cool jacket, cool shoes, the undone laces and the bike. From a distance it looks like he has this attitude, like the bad boy from the block.
So when we were walking to the beach and he came racing towards us from the rear I knew I had to get him for the Dailyclick (Yes, I look around all the times since last week, I might miss something). He stopped just short off us and started circling on the sidewalk. I walked over and asked if it was okay if I took his picture and asked a few questions. Lenny is 6 years old, lives just down the street from us. He was waiting for his grandmother (who was a bit slower than him). Lenny is a sweet kid, seemed quite shy actually. But then again how would you feel if this old dude walks up to you and points a camera in your face ;-). When his grandmother arrived I explained the Dailyclick to her, and she seemed fine with the whole deal. So here is Lenny. Coolest cat on the block.
Same camera/lens and again available light. Just keeping it simple for now. Maybe I’ll start playing with some lights in the future and I don’t think that’s what this is all about.
I just realized that already a week has passed. On to the next one. Loving it so far but I see how it can get harder later on. But then again there is always something interesting around if you’re willing to look for it. I hadn’t really planned on focussing on people and for now i’ll keep doing that. I like trying to make that connection quick and get people to be themselves in front of the camera. A real challenge.