I often take photos that I later look back on and say to myself, "That is not a very good photo, but I like the person pictured." This was one of those photos. The picture itself is far from remarkable, but the man in front of the lens has a face that tells a story. I am not here to tell it though - it is left to your imagination.
Growing up, one of my favorite artist was Norman Rockwell. I liked the fact that his remarkable illustrations were about everyday life in America. Much of my photography centers on everyday lift that is overlooked.
This man looked like a happy fella to me. If Norman Rockwell were alive today, he would have painted this man simply because of the bright red scarf and the smile. No, it is not a photo you would have seen painted years ago by Rockwell, only because times look different today when compared to years past. However today, I think Rockwell would tell a story with this man.
Rockwell was born in New York and that is where I captured this shot - at the Crossroads of America, Times Square. The area is a melting pot of life that represents the world.
Rockwell once stated, "The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back."
Rockwell died in 1978 at the age of 84.