My awesome daughter Addison (aka Addy) are part of a photography club and this month’s photo contest is a photo scavenger hunt. We are giving a list of items like church, tall building, person on a phone, camper, or even cow. We are to search the area for a picture of all the items on the list and submit our favorite photos in the contest against other members of the photography club. The idea is to take the best and most creative item of the 20 items on the list and when we meet, we will judge the images and announce winners. All good fun to encourage us to shoot and improve our craft.
Last Saturday Addy and I are driving around the area looking for items on our list. We happen to drive by a motorcycle repair shop and see some people standing around a bunch of motorcycles. They look a little intimidating, but we have nothing to lose because we both need a photo of a motorcycle.
So we jump out and introduce ourselves to the awesome group of people and tell them what we are out and about doing and asked if we could take some pictures of some of the motorcycles. They are very nice and give us permission to take some pictures. As we shoot our pictures they have awesome stories to tell us about each item on each individual bike. Amazing stories that show the love and passion they have for their motorcycle and their family. We learned a lot in the 15 minutes or so that we were there taking pictures, then we meet “Hammer”. The photo attached is the photo that he let me take of him. So much character, and so many stories in each line and scare on his face. Turned out to be a really nice man that had incredible stories to tell us and knew so much about motorcycles.
As a photographer I could not let the opportunity pass without asking if I could take his picture. He was happy to let me snap a few frames. I just had to ask. I almost chicken out, but as we spoke I felt that I had a chance he would say yes. He did. I want to know Mo of his story. I want to know the stories behind the character that was in his face and personality.
So glad I stepped out and said hello and meet this man. I am better for knowing him and will never forget him.
Don’t let an opportunity pass you by like this, they may say no, but they just may say ‘yes’ if you treat them with respect and kindness.
So glad to meet you Hammer. I look forward to hearing Mo about you!