Mr. Doyle ( His first name) Comes to this Diner every day. He always is dressed with suit and tie and wearing this hat. He does not say much and he will chat with you if you start the conversation. All he orders is coffee. Such a pleasent person.
Date taken 12/06/2010 at Krystal Jo’s Diner.
On my way to work one day. I passed this used appliance business. I just had to photograph it. I had my 4X5 view camera and took a couple photos with the owners permission. This print is a digital of a 4×5 contact print.
While eating at Wendy’s today this man walked in. Carrying a plactic bag of carrots and munching on one. He was talking to someone that wasn’t there. Then walked over to the counter and got three donuts and a cup of coffee and sat next to me. He start his rambling converstation about God and Jesus and what all I could not tell. After I politely told him I was not interested. I asked if I could take his picture. He was pleased and proceded to comb his hair with his fingers. He insisted on showing this hand sign of 7 or 8 fingers. I don’t know what it means. The only camera I had with me was my Iphone. So here you have it. 1 Nov 2010.
Update: 3/11/2011: I ran across this man ( Chuck McLaughin) again at a different restaurant. It is beleive he is from Tennessee.
Some have asked. Is this just a posed set up picture, no. Here is the fish he caught.
I never met a more interesting man. The drive, energy, and out pouring of help and friendship is astounding. I first met John about 2009 and I have wanted to take his picture for quite sometime. Just by happenstance we ran across each other at Boarders bookstore the other day. The only camera I had was my Iphone and I had to make due with that. So here it is.
This is a gas station auto repair in Rodney, Mi at the front counter. It just looks so timless to me I wanted to show it just because. Notice the real coke bottle on the counter and the counterman smoking a cigar. No, no smoking here in the 70’s.
Street lady in Flint, Michgan
Gordon LaVere Photographer and Aaron LaVere Musician 2011