Multitasking was the deal that night. I stopped at the bar at the Holland Hotel, where I was able to get a window table. While I enjoyed a drink and dinner, I made a series of images of pedestrians. Yes! Three things at once.
But, as you could have predicted, doing all that stuff at once is a guarantee that at least one of them is probably not going to be all that successful. And this is the only pedestrian photo I liked. But I like it at a lot because of the way the TV’s reflection landed on the woman’s head.
This is in my favorite hotel room (that’s not odd, is it, to have a favorite hotel room?). And I can’t wait to get back down there…
PS – One of my regular commenters wondered what this looked like in color, so here you go (even though it’s still more or less monochrome:
This sort of struck me as a menacing little scene, so I didn’t stick around to investigate. Keep in mind, though, that I shot this in 2013 – now I probably would have not only stuck around, but would have made about 120 more images while I was there.
Imagine her, sitting alone at dinner, observing the couple at the next table.
Imagine her, watching the man, talking without looking at his companion, as he gently cupped the candle with his left hand.
Imagine her, watching the light bounce from his wedding ring.