Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Couple At The Next Table

The Couple At The Next Table 2

The scene: Longman & Eagle, a very hip bar and restaurant with a mini hotel upstairs (where I was staying) in Logan Square, Chicago. My son and I were at dinner. A couple sat down next to us who were, let's say, attention getting.

Now, I can talk to just about anyone who is receptive. I made a comment about how cool the man's tattoo was. (Actually, I hate tattoos but that attitude wouldn't open any doors.) He was friendly and open to having me take some pictures of his hand. I offered to send him photos and gave him my card. (That's another pick-up line for photographers. Almost no one gets back to you.) Then there was his date, who must have had modeling experience. She sure knew how to pose.                   

The Couple At The Next Table 1

11 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Funny you should say that, surprisingly few people that I photograph get in touch to get a few copies, but it does happen. That is an unusual hand tattoo and a good looking woman across the table.

s.c said...

Nice portraits of that couple. Must still be a bit out of your comfort zone but that delivers sometimes the best shots.

Luis Gomez said...

Interesting tattoo. Love the light on the lady.

Kate said...

You're giving away trade secrets, Bob! I am also surprised at how timid some bloggers are, those who would never approach strangers as you have. Great work, all around!!

Sharon Anck said...

Hmmm....that is not a tattoo that I would expect to see anywhere near that pretty young lady.

William Kendall said...

She certainly does know how to pose. The appeal of tattoos baffles me.

Norma Beishir said...

Personally, I wouldn't get a tattoo, except for maybe a very small one on one shoulder. I have, however, always wondered how all that body art would look when one gets old and the skin starts to wrinkle and sag....

John said...

Aren't those carpal bones located a little too distally?

Jack said...

I know and use all of those techniques, too, Bob. And, tattoos fascinate me as subjects for my camera, but I wouldn't have one. Love the photo of the girl.

Halcyon said...

Very interesting tattoos. I don't understand why anyone gets them and I imagine having your hands and fingers done would be quite painful.

Nathalie H.D. said...

Striking top photo!
I love the bone under the skin theme of the tatoo. I'm trying to imagine someone having a whole skeleton printed all over his body: "check out what I'm like inside, I'm a living science lesson!"

Congratulations on your talent in approaching strangers for photos. Very effective. The risk is getting posed attitudes (like the one the lady took here), which in my mind are totally uninteresting.