Sunday, December 28, 2014

My Persian Friend

This is Alex. We met early one morning in Bryant Park in NYC when I was out taking pictures. I thought he was the perfect model for winter coming on in NYC. Finally, I got enough courage to ask permission to take his picture.
Alex, by Reed A. George
Leica IIIG, Summicron 50mm f2 Collapsible
Alex was born in Persia and has lived in NYC for over 30 years. We talked about the fact that under our feet at that very moment, there were 28 miles of stacks (archived documents) in the basement of the NYC Public Library. So much knowledge.
Meeting Alex was a major positive influence on me, though I'll probably never see or hear from him again.