Sunday, March 15, 2009
Girl on Myrtle Avenue
Myrtle Avenue, Bushwick, NY
The girl crossed the street under the subway tracks in a hurry, on her cell phone. Caroline ran after her. "My husband would like to photograph you."
"O.K." and continued with her telephone conversation.
"Let's move over hear a little, it's better light," I said, and she followed me, still talking on her cell phone. Then I began asking her about school and does she go to Manhattan etc. and she answered me still with the phone to her ear. I asked her to move a little this way and that.
"Call you back," she said, and snapped the phone closed. She stuck her hands in her back pockets.
"That's it, don't move." I took the picture and she hurried away, head down, pressing the keys on her phone.