Jessica Betts, who you may have seen performing an unplugged version of “Royals” by Lorde at the BET Honors. Don’t tell me she doesn’t have the most dazzlingest smile.
‘WOW, your iPhone!’
Soooo…… About this snow that’s supposed to be taking a hiatus…
The Learned Man: There is no ultimatum for knowledge. It is indefinite.
I’ve learned that it’s a great deal of importance for me — specifically — to ask a subject for their portrait. Sometimes I end up finding people through the proxy of others while I’m out and about and in their excitement, they’ll jump the gun and ask the question for me. If you follow this series, know that while it may seem a mite repetitive, there’s a method to my madness. If it’s alright, I’d very much like to take your portrait for my blog.
After I met him, I went to grab my camera and when I returned there was a posse with him. I was a buck. They were bright lamps. They parked the car though and I continued to cross the road.
"In walked inspiration. Decked out in full throwback pimp regalia — a sable fur coat, three-piece suit and blue fedora — his Cooley hair peaked out from under the hat which offered little protection from the winter chill, yet he said he’s plenty warm and smiles. I took it as a sign to crush my doubt and playfully I asked…
'May I take your picture?'
He asked why. My answer was honest as it gets…
'Because you're pimped out right now.'
He blushed and posed. He didn’t ask to see the picture. He didn’t care to know where it would be. We parted ways with smiles and well wishes. Mission accomplished!”
Photographer: Joi Sanchez for Curiouser&Quote
Apparently, being an Aries equates interchangeably with being a bundle of fun. Just ask the two on the ends. The musician in the middle though, will give you a much quieter response. Fare thee well, February.
I love bumping into Louis Mendes. He continually challenges my motive behind the lens and at times, behind the wheel of life. Happy New Year, Louis.
Can we just say together: hair goals?