Am I beautiful - to you ?
I had been shooting on the beach for several hours while watching my daughter and her friend play - everybody saw this big old longhair and his massive black camera.
I think she wanted to see if the camera would focus upon her form. She walked down the sidewalk next to the beach beyond me, then down to the water, and then turned, walking slowly towards me - giving me her coolest walk. Getting close, she gave no reaction to the loud slapping of my Canon's shutter as I fired off about 20 shots. Once past, she stopped and stood next to me.
When I first started my Street Obesity Photo Documentary Project over 6 years ago - the project focused upon the obvious examples of our obesity epidemic - but as time went on, the project demanded many perspectives on obesity - causing me to look for, among other things, the understanding and the beauty.