Ahhhh, the life!
We put an offer on a home today. It got rejected like a nerd on prom night, but that’s okay. The silver lining? On my way home this evening, I managed to find a few photographs after I stopped at a cigar shop in Elmhurst, Ill. I thought I would smoke a celebratory stogie if the offer was accepted and while I was perusing the selection at the shop, I noticed a couple patrons smoking in the cushy, leather chairs placed in the corner. These days, I carry my camera just about anywhere I go.
So while the deal eventually went south, my moment in the smoke house produced a series of photographs I was pleased with. Milo Ibe, a retired factory worker, was my primary target. He was quiet and seemed to 1. not have a problem with me photographing him, and 2. didn’t change a thing because I was.
I loved his suspenders and the sports page under his arm. He was wearing white sneakers too, which at one point were kicked up in front of him. I had to decide between the full frame that included his kicks, and this one, which better shows the sports page. After going back and forth for a few minutes, I selected this one. I’ll probably change my mind tomorrow. Smoke ’em if ya got ’em!