Jesse immediately took up the offer of a photo.
"Excuse me. Do you mind jumping in a photo?"
There was no long spiel about the project until afterwards when his friends arrived. They weren't surprised to see him perched up on the lip of a platform, gazing at nothing in particular. They didn't blink at the bloke crouching down, holding an umbrella out to the side and jiggling his head around in small circles like a bobblehead. This probably happens all the time for Jesse...
If you're curious, the background is an art installation of the sun that hangs suspended in Melbourne's Federation Square this winter. It looks great, popping and flaring away at night.