Everyday there is a man who hands out a free newspaper in the subway. In this city there are quite a few people who do this, however his approach is beyond special. Never mind that the entire student body mutually appreciates him something rare for a campus usually so divided. While this warmed his heart when told, it did not alter him.
I was having a morning that makes you wonder if you have grown at all. With my bus late and time slipping further, my mind was full of curses - nothing like being late for a class with 100 people to side eye you. I was originally planning to bypass him with my head down but he called to me while I was still down the hallway. Hard to ignore. My shoulder bag was heavier than when I left my front door and my encased tripod was jabbing into my side. He inquired as to whether it was a pool cube which turned my mind outwards. After informing him of what it was, he asked if I was a photographer.
I am taking these images because I need to, not because I am trying to achieve some signature way of shooting. I want to be more consistent in this documentation for all of you who bother to come here: but I said 'No, I am not a photographer'.
He looked right at me beaming and said 'Yes you are, it's all about the right attitude'.
And really friends that's all it is. Life is bitter and sweet - rarely at the same moments but attitude is everything.You are what you aim to be it's all a matter of getting there.