the humanity of the moment…

I love to photograph people. Capturing a moment that looks, or better—feels authentic to my subject delights me. I haven’t shot many portraits of people I don’t know. Last week presented a unique opportunity.

I met and chatted with a young guy at sunrise on Town Neck Beach. I felt like we had good rapport, so I asked if I could shoot some images of him and his ink. No harm in asking right?

There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.   —Robert Frank/Swiss Photographer

Tattoos by Steve Young at Blue Jacket Tattoo in Plymouth, Mass.


PS My husband has come to expect that I start many sentences with…“Today I met a guy on the beach…”. Thankfully, Jeff’s not the jealous type.