I didnt even ask his name.
Winter's day at the beach and I encountered this gentleman. I took some shots of him, some stolen moments, and some he obviously was very aware of me. Yet he didnt mind me, didnt ask for money (they ALWAYS do), didnt ask for food or anything else. Just went about his way, and if anything, I thought embarrassed that he was eating and drinking out of the garbage bins. He walked towards me at one point and I shot a number of photos, stopped him and put my hand in my pocket and gave him money. I could tell this was unexpected for him, he thanked me, and wished me well.
I turned away and decided to go have a cut of coffee myself. Just to discover I gave him 10x more than I meant to - he got the big money and I got the small change. Am I sorry? no. Even though I didnt mean to give him so much - perhaps tonight he is sleeping with a full tummy.
1. Washing hands in the water on the brick paving at the beach. (I dont know why)
2. Scratching for food
3. Clearly his life isnt as happy as mine is.
4. His world in a bag.
Thank you for my camera. How else would I even notice life?