Sunday, 3 May 2009

Meet Joe, the guy from McMurdo's Lane

I have been waiting for the right time to strike up a conversation with Joe.
He is very quiet and most days he won't evan ask for spare change. Maybe he thinks that I don't look like I have any to spare. Finally I got around to actually asking if he would mind taking his photo... and "Yes, but I want to comb my hair." He genuinely seemed to enjoy the attention and we spent about 20 minutes chatting and shooting. The lighting was soft and pouring in from Water Street so it made the contrast of the wall really jump out.

Camera: Sony R1 (Thanks Lynn) ISO 160, 1/60 sec, f3.5 Photoshop CS4 convert to B&W


  1. great job with the blog! I want to know more about Joe, I've passed him so many times for years now it seems, and I've always wondered what his story was? Any info would be great. And keep chronicling the folk of downtown St. John's. Remember Mary? I wish there were some photos or information somewhere about her, I was so sad when I learned she passed away a while back. Anyways, thanks for sharing and keep up the good work. Cheers