Rachel and Bert were sitting at an outdoor table, fiddling with an iPad. I waited for a while, but then thought ‘what the heck’, and introduced myself. I have photographed only one other officer in uniform, and I didn’t want to miss this opportunity. When I asked, they both smiled and looked at other before saying “OK”. Strength in numbers.
Rachel has known Bert for many years, but she does not work for the police force. I showed her the image on the LCD and she approved.
When I showed Bert his image, I said “Yeah, that looks like a relaxed Police Officer off duty”.
Bert shook his head slowly and said “Always on duty”.