A short encounter today and having recently photographed someone’s boot, today I found myself photographing someone’s belly!
I first saw Mad Dog walking up behind another man and rubbing his head – the man turned around and as soon as he saw who it was he smiled and they started chatting like the old mates I presume they are. Deciding this wasn’t the right time to ask I walked on but soon turned back and decided to interrupt anyway. Mad Dog instantly agreed without any question and as normal I handed him a card and explained very briefly what the project was about.
When he introduced himself as Mad Dog I asked where the name came from and he lifted up his shirt to show me the tattoo with Mad Dog emblazoned right across – I realise with hindsight this didn’t quite answer my question but who cares – Mad Dog is easily the best name in my project so that’ll do for me. Although Mad Dog does, I presume, become the first person in my project whose real name I don’t know.
In response to the tattoo I asked what kind of bike he has and after a bit of checking names I eventually learned that he has a Suzuki Intruder 800 and a Honda Magna VF750C – I don’t recall everything he said but I think the latter is a rare American import. Not my kind of bike (I used to be into sports bikes until I out-talented myself one day) but a nice looking bike nonetheless.
With that I thanked Mad Dog and left him to continue chatting with his mate.
Mad Dog – thanks very much for taking a few minutes out to help me with my project – cool mohican, no way I couldn’t ask!
Please feel free to provide constructive critique on the technical aspects of this photograph.
This picture is #79 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