In all of my years of taking pictures of people and their shoes, I have never had anyone say NO - don't do it - until the other day on the Cape May -Lewes Ferry - and she wasn't nice about it either! Wondering why because usually people either laugh at me since I am doing something silly - or love that I flatter them with attention (remember Catch Them Doing Something Right!!). Some say ok but they really need a pedicure - as if anyone will ever know who they are by their shoes/feet - really now!! So let's share a few of the most interesting ones I saw the other day on the Ferry ride to Delaware!!
He never noticed - this guy was so stretched out and relaxed! Love the shadows!! This other one - totally relaxed - and I love the shadows/patterns of the chairs.
Now here is the one - simple picture - purple flip flops - could be owned by anyone - and if you look closely, she has even put on lavender nail polish to match the color of the shoes! She could have been a cool person...guess we just didn't connect!!Here was one of the loveliest conversations of the day - an Indian woman in a beautiful sari with matching flip flops that glittered in the sunshine like diamonds. I asked to take her picture and she was so flattered - great conversation - so much fun, open and receptive.
I like to take pictures of people and their shoes because I can get a snippet of who they are...why they choose what they do to wear and other interesting factoids about them. I do understand that shoes are one of the pieces of ourselves that we show to make us unique. The woman in the purple also reinforced how different/unique we are in our responsiveness to anything different - or maybe something invading our space? Funny thing is, that as I walked around the Ferry, I saw her many more times!! Lessons learned...always...just going out in the world and keeping my eys open - listening with an open heart - is a grand way to share experiences and learn lessons!! DARE to AFFIRM!!