I’m not one for going dewy eyed over cute dogs but a week or two ago I came home and told Mrs H&C about the cutest dog that I’d seen at lunchtime – you should have taken a photograph she told me …
… today I saw the same dog again and unable to resist I decided to "stranger" its owner. Isaac readily agreed to the photo but I don’t think he realised at first that I meant a photograph of him and a separate photograph of Widget but after explaining about the project he was perfectly happy so I took two shots of him and then set about the task of trying to photograph a somewhat excitable puppy. I managed two shots but then a young lady that I’d spotted across the street looking somewhat interested came over and interrupted to ask if she could stroke the dog.
The interruption came just as I was starting to strike up a conversation with Isaac and probably cut things quite short but I have to be honest that it was the dog that had caught my attention and with diptych already in my mind I most definitely got what I wanted out of this encounter. Nonetheless, I am pretty pleased with my photo of Isaac as well – which is 100% straight out of camera.
What I did find out is that Widget doesn’t belong to Isaac – it’s his boss’s dog and it’s 32 … eh? … this turned out to be Isaac’s age and after we’d sorted out the confusion I learned that the dog is about 4 months old. Isaac looked vaguely familiar to me and coupled with the fact that I was only 50 yards from my office and the last time I saw Widget I was even closer I asked Isaac if he worked in the same building (there are about 15-20 small companies in the building) but this was the point that the lady interrupted and I never got the answer to that one. I expect to bump into Isaac again though.
Isaac – thanks very much for taking part in my project today – I hope you like the image and if you want a copy of the individual shot of you for whatever reason then let me know.
Please feel free to provide constructive critique on the technical aspects of this photograph.
This picture is #72 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page