Friday, April 26, 2013
I was doing what collectors of old photographs do. I was thumbing through a tray of old snapshots in an antique store, when this very small picture caught my eye. At first, I thought this man was pointing a gun at the camera, but when I pulled out the loupe and took a closer look, I realized his hand was empty. So why did I think this man was armed? I think it's because he looks so angry. For all I know, he was a gentle, easy going guy, but there is something about the way he stares at the lens, his face partly obscured in shadow. I would think twice before crossing this man.