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© jennifer grainer
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Walking around the carnival without my camera bag, i felt a drop of rain on my shoulder. Spotting an empty ticket booth I ran for cover. Luckily I found the door unlocked just as it started to pour. I sat down and watched as the carnival quickly became a void of any activity. The door suddenly flew open as he stood there, surprised to find anyone occupying the booth. I motioned him to come in. Dripping wet he sat next to me and as I started to make small talk I noticed we had reached a language barrier. We watched the glowing carnival lights dance through the water covered glass of the booth. He motioned to my camera, holding it in his hands very gently, he studied it for a bit. I asked to take his portrait and he agreed. Soon after I finished it stopped raining and the door swung open one more time to reveal his overseer who, should I mention, was smiling a little too much. He quickly got up and walked over to him waving goodbye and smiling. I sat in the booth for a few more minutes and gathered my things.

7 responses

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (21 Jun 2008):

    For sooth, your booth shot is fab.

  • Matt Reitman

    Matt Reitman (Deleted) gave props (21 Jun 2008):

    Great portrait.

  • Greg Pappas

    Greg Pappas said (22 Jun 2008):

    wonderful anecdote. lovely saturation and contrast. Where was the carnival?

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (22 Jul 2008):

    intense portrait and story to go along with it.

  • claudia luthi

    claudia luthi gave props (9 Aug 2008):

    I agree with Nelson: intense portrait, and the text is like a minimal novel. Excellent, Jeniffer

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (1 Jul 2009):

    Great encounter; excellent portrait....!!! Thank you Jennifer.

  • W

    W gave props (6 Oct 2010):

    awesome! great shot

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