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This man often sits in front of a depot close to my home. The depot is used by the city to store the yellow pages (hence the title). My best guess is he's somekind of a concierge. He's always (un)dressed the same way, and I don't think I ever saw him talk to someone else. I often tried to photograph him before, but most of the time he sits right in front of the open gate of the depot, making exposure difficult with the dark background of the depot's unlit inside.
This time I got lucky. He seemed to be dozing away when I passed, or waking up. I used the swivel screen-trick again (luckily my daughter, who traditionally wanted to stand before the camera, fell for it as well, and went to stand in front of the screen, to where I was looking, while my lens pointed the other way, at the old man. One of the photos I managed to take showed this deeply sad expression (but it needs to be seen large), which makes it one of my favorites.
Thanks for looking
Tags: Photo journalism
Black and white
Portraits and people
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