Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Richard and Chrissie

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Richard and Casey

It's fun to wander around places like Soulard Farmers Market and strike up conversations with people. There are so many interesting personalities and stories. A big DSLR is a good icebreaker. Richard and Chrissie are vendors in the market. After chatting for a while, Richard and I thought we'd met before. He checks the blog and my Flickr stuff from time to time. He's seen our firm's TV commercials. (If you want a laugh watch this.)

So many people are afraid of walking up to strangers and starting a conversation. That's a shame. It really helps to be taught how to do it (Bobbi Lane, who I've mentioned before, taught me) but once you pick it up it's so easy and such a pleasure.

Once again, I got home from work pretty late last night. If I didn't get around to leaving a note on my friends' blogs it was due to the old ball and chain. Some wit observed that the law is a jealous mistress.

11 comments:

Olivier said...

c'est vrai, que c'est le cote agreable des photos (et des blogs) ont rencontre des gens, apres c'est plus ou moins facile de les prendre en photos. Tu as réalisés un beau portrait, ils sont bien tout les deux ensembles.
J'ai aimé que ton spot publicitaire commence avec une photo de la grande arche ;)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent portrait Bob, and I really enjoyed watching your video, you sure look like you know what your talking about and cute too!!

cieldequimper said...

Oh boy you just made my day!

(And cool portrait, really nice!)

brattcat said...

What a beautiful portrait this is, Bob. Can you give us a crash course in how to walk up to strangers and start a conversation?

Birdman said...

I find the camera is a fine way to get people talking.

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice portrait! Your firm videos are very nice as well Bob.

Lynette said...

Great post all around. Doggone good commercial, I'd say.

T. Becque said...

Photographing strangers is something I'm very attracted to doing, but very apprehensive about doing too. I must lack your smoothness :) Nice portrait.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

They must have enjoyed your company, Bob; they look so relaxed.

Steffe said...

I agree always fun to talk to strangers, and take their portrait.

Pat said...

I liked your tv spot. Much better than the typical 'ambulance chaser/lawyer' ad you typically see. Your arch photos are always a treasure.