Keepa (#646) 09-16-14

Keepa was sitting in front of an open air bar. This is becoming one of my favorite stranger-seeking sites, as the light is good, and it does seem to attract some interesting characters. Like Keepa.

When he said his name, I asked “K-E-E-P-A?”, and was amazed that I had guessed correctly. He is from Estonia, having emigrated to the U.S. 15 years ago. He is now proud to be a U.S. citizen. His daughter is here, but Keepa's brother is still in Estonia. He worries about that. He is convinced that Vladimir Putin will annex the Ukraine, and that the Baltic States are in peril.

Keepa feels that Obama is starting to act like a Russian, spying on cellphone conversations and with police looking more and more like the military. Still, he does support a strong police force, like the National Guard.

Keepa has done some portrait work himself, but always candid. He is familiar with Photoshop and often crops individual faces out of crowds.