Ellen Butler at 2nd City Council Gallery
“Bob” photography copyright of Ellen Butler
Ellen Butler is another Photo Exchange member who was juried into the annual members exhibit at 2nd City Council Gallery in Long Beach (CA). This exhibit will be opening Saturday, June 7 th.
The photograph is a 20″ x 16″ Silver Gelatin fiber Black and White, captured with Tri-X.
Ellen writes this about Bob;
Bob is a homeless guy I’ve noticed for the past few years as he is always on the corner of 7th and PCH in, right by the small coffee shop with the huge doughnut that looms over it. He waves at everyone who drives by; what really caught my eye is how much like a sign of benediction his wave is. I finally screwed up the courage to ask him if I could take pictures of him. I first shot him about a year ago; this image was shot this month. Bob has the most beautiful eyes and what struck me from the very first time I tripped my shutter, is the truth of that expression, ”the eyes are the window to the soul.” After many conversations with him I am keenly aware, Bob is more in present time than most people I know, and he is the most wonderful and gentle man.
posted by Doug Stockdale