Last weekend I was in downtown with my Crown Graphic. The area was moderately busy but nothing too interesting was going on. I was headed down Powell street, when this guy stops me on the sidewalk. He asked if I could take a picture of him and mail him the photos. Sure, I said, why not.
As I readied the shutter and stepped back, he fell into this pose with his arms crossed with a very serious look. I tripped the shutter. We did one more for good measure, but it wasn’t as intense as this one.
He introduced himself to me as Vonn Arthur Tatum and wrote down his mailing address in my notebook. Born and raised in San Francisco, he told me. We chatted for just a minute before we parted ways. A quick search of his unique named turns up this iTunes Page, showing a single reggae style music album.
San Francisco never disappoints me, introducing me to so many interesting people.
I will be mailing him some prints of this photo this week. I hope he likes them.