An old man at Shaping market, near to Dali. He was from Hong Kong and came to Yunnan as a soldier in his youth. It was a snapshot at a busy market as a personal momento because I enjoyed talking to this old man but I had to decline his invitation to his house as I was leaving soon after. The original background was distracting and the light was less than ideal. Then came a suggestion on Flickr to present this in b/w and the rest is history. Everytime I look at him, his expression seems to say "Why aren't you coming?" A cherished regret.
Discussion of this image at C.A.F.E.