Back where I belong, sipping Coke (Coke? Too hot for coffee) in front of Pastry Art. Will was perched precariously on a large display window ledge, reading a paperback. He looked serious. But he was very approachable and eager to cooperate.
Will is a native Sarasotan, having graduated from Sarasota High School. He works at the McCurdy's Comedy Theatre and Humor Institute, about a half mile away. I said that it must be nice to work at a comedy venue where patrons won't get drunk and rowdy. “Yeah. Well, usually (smile).”
“What book are you reading?”
Turned the cover over. “Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe.”
“Wow! Which do you prefer, comedy or nuclear Armageddon?”
“Both. I'm very dualistic.”
I guess so!
Thank you, Will, for allowing me to photograph you for my ongoing portrait project.