Joe Tafoya November 29, 2013 With a Polaroid 250 camera using Fuji FP-3000b film.
I never ask strangers to take their portrait. I’m just too shy.
After my volunteer shift at the art center we went next door to have a photo taken with celebrity Santa Marcus Trufant (formerly of the Seattle Seahawks) as they were raising money for charity. Before Marcus made his entrance and fans eagerly took their turns for photos (see if you can find Neil) ; I caught Joe in a quiet moment and asked if I could take his photo (while furiously blushing). He said yes!
Upon pulling out the camera I mentioned how I was too shy to ask strangers if I could snap a photo and he said to “not be” because anyone would probably be excited to get their photo taken with such a cool camera. I’m taking those words to heart.
I snapped the photo just as the moment was… No posing.
Thank you Marcelo for being such a great inspiration with all the stranger portraits and Troy, again, thank you so much for the beautiful Polaroid 250 camera.
Be sure to visit Volume 12 at Redmond Town Center and hang out, shop and Friday evenings, from 6pm-8pm, pose for a celebrity Santa photo.