A Man and His Chaos
My husband was always visiting this certain speed shop to buy auto parts, etc. One day I joined him. We pulled up to this strip mall, walked in the door of Bobby Watts Speed Shop, and I was all of a sudden closed in by boxes from floor to ceiling. If I moved an inch or so in either direction, I would have walked into them! When we got to the back, where the owner sits in his chair and conducts business, I was just floored by the chaos! And don’t make a mistake about it, this man can find ANYTHING. He’s old school. He has never touched a computer. He doesn’t have a fax machine and he doesn’t take credit cards. Somehow he has his own system that seems to work.
After my husband introduced us and we talked for a bit (this very nice man REALLY likes to talk), I asked him if it would be ok for me to bring my camera back one day. I told him that I really wanted to take a portrait of him in his work environment. It was cute. He kind of acted like I thought he was a movie star. I think it was only a day or so later when I made it back to take the pictures. This is what I left with:
OK, I don’t delete anything anymore, but a while back I must have deleted a certain picture that I took. It showed a close-up of plastic utensils that were being used as ‘book marks’ in his piles of paperwork! Can you see why I needed to capture these images?