Meeting interesting people is one of the privileges of photography. For a complete stranger to trust my camera, for them to allow me to take their portrait is an enriching experience. At the end of a session, we part as friends having shared a few clicks.
I met Tony Riga on the banks of the Seine in Paris, France.
It was a beautiful evening in Paris and I was out walking along Seine with my camera when I saw a man with a fantastic painted mask posing for pictures with two friends. Introducing myself, I offered to take their picture. I spoke little french and they spoke little English. After taking a couple of pictures, the friends of Tony left.
Language aside, we were able to communicate. Here are a couple of portraits from the photo session with Tony who it later turned out is a multi-talented person with many interests. Tony self-painted this beautiful Guyanese face mask as well.
I have many wonderful pictures from the session with Tony that I hope to share at a later time.
Thank you Tony for being there for my camera!