Often, looking through the lens of my camera and through the resultant photographs, I become curious about the people and their lives. Beneath the party chatter, what are their stories? Who in this crowd is approaching a difficult birthday? Who has just learned that they have a terminal illness? Or worse, a loved one does. Who has just learned that they are about to become a parent? Who has lost a loved one? Who has just found the job they dreamed of? Who is having an affair? What do their futures hold? I find myself making up stories for them. Go ahead, have a go at it; make up your own stories.
Unknown at the moment of this shot: Someone in this crowd would later sell me a purse with a bunny on it.
Known: She was on time. He was late.
Known: The man on the left is the owner of Ligne Roset Houston and Ligne Roset Boutique and is multi-lingual.
Can you see the photographer in the background? I would love to see that shot and hear what he heard. Known: the young woman on the left speaks both French and English like a native speaker.
What is she thinking about? Or is she thinking up a story for someone across the room?
Known: This five-year-old's mom let her choose her own shoes for the evening. Great choice; Great Mom!
Known: The man on the right sold an Arts & Crafts bungalow in California four years ago and is still missing that bungalow.