Recently we drove over to El Dorado Mall to quote prices of white paint for a painting job at our house. It was then when I stumbled into a stunning yellow sofa at the entrance of the paint shop. We found the prices to be quite steep, a severe blow to our cash strapped budget. We couldn’t buy the paint, so we headed back home thinking about opening a savings account to accumulate enough money to buy the paint in the future.
On the way back we dropped over at El Rey Supermarket to buy some food. While my wife was combing the aisles, I searched for a chair, since I have a problem in my back and can’t stand up for extended periods of time. I was fortunate in finding an empty chair in front of a Western Union’s site located inside El Rey.
While I waited for my wife perched in my comfortable chair, I observed the customers of Western Union waiting in line for their turn to make their money transactions. Still under the spell of street photographer, Vivian Mair, I fetched my concealed camera under my sweater and took a furtive shot of the scene before me. I did it swiftly, since taking picture inside the supermarket is not allowed. I usually don’t like to break the law, but it was difficult for me not to follow Ms. Mair’s steps, capturing reality whenever you can.
Below is a snapshot of several clients waiting in line at a Western Union branch inside El Rey Supermarket of El Dorado Mall in the best spirit of Ms. Mair. As you can see I’m becoming addicted to black and white street photography. Here we go.