I saw Nikki buying fruits and veggies at an outdoor market. She was very discerning, carefully inspecting each item. I cannot say exactly what caught my eye, it just seemed to be her 'presence.' When I approached her and explained the project, she was reticent. When Nikki saw my Flickr Photostream on the phone, she was converted.
Nikki was born and raised in Sarasota, graduating from Sarasota High School. She relocated to California for a while, but found the pace too fast. She prefers the laid back west coast of Florida, but the pace has increased here a bit too. She lives by University Blvd., which has sprouted a new, huge, upscale mall. It has changed everything. Concrete Hell is creeping in.