1000 Faces of Canada # 0011
I was passing by La Bottega, an Italian store in the Market today when I found this lady, arms weighed down with large bags from the store behind her. After snapping a picture of her, her eyebrows raised and a conversation ensued on how wonderful that Italian store was.
"They're the real chocolates, the good ones" she said, gesturing toward the display window. I asked if I could get another picture of her, and with judging eyes she accepted. "The picture would be more interesting if you included the bags. I did a bit of photography as well, but I'm not trying to tell you how to do your job. I'm not the most photogenic person, you know." I ensured her "Diversity is the name of the game, and I think next time I'm around I may just pop into the store and see what it's about."
Thanking her very much and wishing her a Merry Christmas, I was on my way.
This is the 11th image in a street photography / street portraiture series called "1000 Faces Of Canada".
For greatest clarity and detail, view larger. <- Highly encouraged on this one.