Seriously. This was completely random.
During the #phillyflickrmeetup, I was walking through a small back street trying to catch up with my group. Anyone who has ever been on a photo walk with me will attest that I have a tendency to stray, and this day was no exception.
I came upon the alley in this shot and was amazed by how grungy it was. I started thinking that this would be a great place to have a very beautiful lady contrasting the background and started noting my location so I could remember how to get back to it.
Taking in the atmosphere, I had just started pointing my camera up looking through the viewfinder when this guy appeared from nowhere very close to my left shoulder. My first instinct was to give him a quick shove, but without hesitation he asked, "can I get in a picture". I noticed that he had a model frame, and although he was extremely dirty from working in a restaurant, I quickly obliged and started coaching him up. He seemed to be a natural too.
I plan to go back and show him the results of his impromptu session. The only thing I regret is not getting his name. shame on me.