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Monday, January 14, 2008

R.E. Moody, Poet

Streetwise Vendor, Randolph Street.

11 comments:

  1. Great shot! How did he feel about you taking hos picture? What does he think about the cover story of the paper he's holding? :)

    Thanks,
    - Mitch in Minneapolis

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  2. Wonderful street shot! Did he even realize you were taking of him? Good capture!


    Pat

    Guelph Daily Photo, Pat's Photo-a-Day

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  3. This (Streetwise Vendor) is well done and I should buy it for sure.

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  4. We have a similar street newspaper in Boston called "Spare Change." It's sold by the homeless to make money so they won't have to beg for spare change.

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  5. Thank you Mitch, Pat, Fabrizio and Clueless.

    As to how he felt about my taking this photo, as soon as I approached him, he pretty much directed my shot. He posed with his fist clenched like that, and told me his name but that he preferred it if I used his initials. So I did. He is a poet and he told me his work was featured in the paper sometime ago. Then he congratulated me on taking his portrait...

    It was dark and overcast that day (this was last week) and I would love to photograph him again on a day with better light...

    Mitch, I didn't have time to ask him about it, but I did love the title of the cover story coupled with Roarke's (that's his name) fierce expression...

    and of course, I bought a copy of the paper from him

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  6. Oh that is so great! I love how you did that!! I hope you get a chance to email him this picture. Or maybe to the newspaper.
    Speaking of which, I think the one we have here has the same name. And I even think we have two papers competing. They usually sell those in the subway. Often it is a rehearsed speach that nobody listens to. :( But there are one or two guys that do not give the standard speach and really put their heart into it.

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  7. Thanks Eliane, yes I'd love to give this to him...I just kind of felt uncertain about asking for his email...

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  8. hehe bc, I love this photo and the story behind it. I had 5 kids come up to me when i was photographing on the beach, they plonked themselves down in front of me and posed with flexed muscles and much hilarity. when I said i would email them a copy, they said I must drop copies of the picture at their home on the far side of town! .... we take our cyber access so much for granted

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  9. great story too Sam, thanks

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  10. You know, that was a silly suggestion: he probably does not have an email address - stupid me. I would either email it to the newspaper or print it and give it to him. And if you do so, you'll have to report here of course! ;)

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  11. Thanks Eliane, and no worries because I will

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