Bill (#126) 10-30-12

This one is from the archives; I met Bill over a year ago. At the time, I was playing around with different crops and occasional diptychs.

I saw Bill picking up trash at a city park. It was obvious that he was not a city employee. Bill says that he removes trash to "give something back". He does this on mornings that his wife plays tennis.

When I explained the project and asked for a photograph, he said that he was introverted. I told him that I was too, and that was partly why I'm doing this. He said that years ago he had LOTS of photos of himself with his buddies, but that he threw them all out. As he said this, he choked up a bit. Then he allowed the photos.

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I printed this diptych and kept the print in the car. About a month later, I saw him again, picking up trash. I gave him the print – and he choked up again.