Friday, April 26, 2013

Angry Man

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.

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