I saw this young couple and was desperate to catch them alone admiring this artwork piece, but the guy was sort of in the way. In revisiting the shot, however, I sort of like that he’s in it. They are young and in love and he is old and alone, a third wheel. I like the contrast here. It’s a fitting photo. I know what it feels like to stand alone outside of a world where people inevitably find one another and fall in love. Of course, the story of the old guy is likely far different than the photo suggests. He’s probably got a lovely wife in the other room admiring some other piece of artwork and a tree at home all decorated and ready for when the kids drop by on Christmas day with their families and they all sit down together to a big Christmas family dinner.
I took this photo today at the Distillery District during an outing with my friend Paula. We had a fun time but man was it cold. I got some shots of the lights after dark that I’ll post tomorrow.