A portrait captures a moment that’s gone forever, they are impossible to reproduce. Portrait Photography: Produce, Peaches, Pals. My goal in this series is to create a really awesome frame of this person existing because they allowed me time to share their world.
To tell the truth this post started with Neal wanting some “vine-ripe” tomatoes. Adjustments to the daily schedule now promised a trip to Davis Produce Stand. Grabbing my trusted camera we were off.
I love Davis Produce! This stand sits on the highway next to a gas station with only a few parking spaces, so get there early. Immediately upon stepping out of the car I saw my first photo subject, a hand painted sign on the building side. Perusing and picture taking the assortment of vegetables and vintage collectibles on shelves from farms and dairies, it was so wonderful, then a lovely trio walked into view.
Totally full of smiles and clutching a small bushel of beautiful peaches, I watched them interacting with each other. Two things rose up in me. First a distinct desire to make a homemade peach pie, look for a future post about that. Second and most important for this post a desire to ask to take a portrait of them. To my delight all three nodded their heads and somehow smiled even more.
I later learned these peach purchasers were no strangers to this produce stand but local patrons.