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© Aaron Douglas
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It was the last day of my San Francisco trip and I had been hitting the pavement all afternoon taking pictures. I was exhausted, my feet hurt, my face was sun burnt, and I was about to call it a day and head back to the hotel. That is, until I spotted Joseph on Market Street.

He just had one of those exotic faces that would be burned into my mind forever, and I knew that if I didn't stop him and ask to take his portrait then it would be one of life's little regrets.

I offered him $10 for a few moments of his time, and at first he seemed a little embarrassed by the attention. When I asked Joseph if anyone had ever stopped him on the streets for a picture before, he told me that as a matter of fact he was out with his "baby mama" just the week before and was stopped by a guy working on a photo book. He was paid $10 then, too. With a face like that I think Joseph had better getting attention from us street photogs.

7 responses

  • Shereen Z.

    Shereen Z. (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2008):

    nicely done. i love it.

  • Randy Blase

    Randy Blase gave props (2 Sep 2008):

    $10 well spent!

  • Bernd Kofi Baumfalk

    Bernd Kofi Baumfalk gave props (26 Jun 2009):

    really nice to meet you

  • ashton gosnell

    ashton gosnell gave props (12 Jul 2009):

    love this!

  • Trudy Knox

    Trudy Knox said (22 Oct 2009):

    He has an amazing expressive face and you've captured him so well. I really love this

  • Miachelle DePiano

    Miachelle DePiano (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    He has a beautifully strong face. What a great photo!

  • Bernd Kofi Baumfalk

    Bernd Kofi Baumfalk gave props (3 Jan 2012):

    good work!

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