man with hat

52 Portraits, No. 25

I met Barry at a coffee shop in Rapid City, SD. He was standing behind me in line, and I commented on liking the feather in his hat. In an Australian accent, he told me it was from Wyoming, and that he was visiting the western US, and traveling for a few weeks. A few minutes later we made this photo in the parking lot. Pulling a page from Avedon's "American West" series, I shot the image in open shade with natural light, using a piece of poster board taped to the side of the coffee shop for my background. This is probably one of my favorites from the series so far.