A portrait captures a moment that’s gone forever, they are impossible to reproduce. Street Photography: Friendly Farmers Market. My goal in this series is to create a really awesome frame of people existing because they allowed me time to share their world.
Forsyth Farmers Market, Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia. To say it has been awhile since I’ve enjoyed the local farmers market would be an understatement. After landing the awesome job in produce at Publix Supermarket, my Saturday mornings were not my own anymore, which happened to be the very same time the Forsyth Park Farmers Market is open to the wonderful residents of Savannah and the surrounding areas. January 20th 2015 to be precise, the last day I found myself enveloped by foodies and health nuts, families of every shape ‘n’ size and individuals treating themselves to an all natural frozen fruit bar while rugged rugby athletes toss the ball in the background.
This Saturday, I had the pleasure of reacquainting myself with the part of neighborhood/community I missed so long. I though of the scripture, ” As the deer panteth for the waters, so does Robert for Walker Farm Produce.” Ok, Ok! Maybe I to some liberty with changing that scripture but if your a regular shopper as any farmer’s market I’m sure you know what I mean. My ritual is to walk completely through the market first, checking out the goods, then once I’m at the other end I can play “What Rachel Ray can buy with just $20 Dollars!”
Today was especially good because I brought my Nikon along and as Neal can attest to, I like to stop every five seconds to take a picture. I just knew there would be a great photo wait for me this morning. As I made my way into the market I caught a glimpse of many interesting personalities but wanted something, someone to speak to me. Just my luck with our basket full and on the way back home I saw what I knew had to be my next portrait. She was very interactive with the nutrition-craving shoppers as they inquired about her locally sourced produce. I waited for the mini-crowd to disperse and moved in. First greeting and introduction, then my purpose for the photo shoot and “Sold!” I was given the green light and started “snapp’n” away. I thanked her and passed along my card. Of course like the smooth business man I am not, I forgot to get her name. Still the people portrait is in honor of our local farmers and naturally sourced organic goods that brighten our days and our plates each week.