I saw Clair sitting on a bench in the Tompkins Square Park in New York City. Her dog Leonidas was watching her. I had the feeling he is very protective.
So I walked over to her and I asked if I can take their picture. She agreed and i that moment when I looked in her eyes I realized the relaxation she radiated and how beautiful she was.
That was the moment when I also asked her for a portrait, she agreed and stopped reading her book for a moment and looked into my camera, after that I did a portrait of Leonidas too -> what a relaxed dog he was. From my point of view he was sound with the vibes of Clair. .
I’m grateful for the short moment they shared with me and the vibes I got. Thank you guys.
All people are beautiful how they are, that’s one of the reason I started my street portrait project (www.street-portraits.eu), to capture the beauty in every unique human I met, thanks to Colbie Caillat to put that in this amazing song. I love humans because all are beautiful.
Recently my selfie and the story behind it was invited to be be explored on Flickr. Close to 13000 views and more than 130 favorites right now.
I’m very happy that lots of people read about Alias’s story and could see pictures about real life.
Ich glaube, daß wir einen Funken jenes ewigen Lichts in uns tragen, das im Grunde des Seins leuchten muß und welches unsere schwachen Sinne nur von Ferne ahnen können. Diesen Funken in uns zur Flamme werden zu lassen und das Göttliche in uns zu verwirklichen, ist unsere höchste Pflicht.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe