Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Walk in West Hartford Center


Jazzmine (pronounced like jasmine) is a graduate of the University of Hartford's music school.  
She is a jazz singer, currently working at a women's clothing store.


Rich (above) operates a financial planning and investment firm with his partner John (below).



Emily, Dante and Chad are on the staff of Max's Oyster Bar, one of my favorite restaurants.


Rose has been the manager of Penzey's Spices for three years.  
She was a customer for 15 years before that.


And, Molly is an acting student at the University of Southern California, hoping for a career in musical comedies.  When I met her, she was reading some August Strindberg plays,
which are certainly heavier reading material than is typical at Starbucks. 

17 comments:

VP said...

Great gallery of fine portraits. My favorite? The jazz singer called Jazzmine!

cieldequimper said...

They both wear striped shirts. Partners, eh?

Mersad said...

Lovely collection. Love the group shot of the Max's Oyster Bar staff.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Birdman said...

Jazzmine's parent must have known a jazz singer was on the way.

Kate said...

Jazzmine has a million dollar smile, and would love to hear her perform. Penzey's! On June 10 I posted an intro to our Penzey's store where I am a loyal customer.

Lowell said...

An interesting collection of folks doing well or on their way!

jennyfreckles said...

Another collection of lovely smiles - you obviously have that effect on people, Jack. I think I'd like to shop at Penzey's.

Sylvia K said...

A great collection of great smiles and interesting people indeed, Jack!! Always fun to "meet" the people in "your world"!! Thanks for sharing! Have a beautiful weekend!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Jazzmine for a jazz singer and a financial advisor called Rich - this could be the start of a series!
Equally remarkably perhaps, the other evening I found myself working with Mercy, Grace and Patience!

Sharon Anck said...

More fantastic portraits. Jazzmine has the perfect name for a jazz singer. I predict success! If I were there, I'd be visiting Rose quite often. I do love Penzey Spices and the store here is quite far away!

José Mendonça said...

Rhianna came to my mind the second I saw Jazzmine portrait. She's so beautiful! Great composition at the bottom, Jack.

RedPat said...

You are becoming the portrait photographer of the CDP community, Jack! I like that last pic too!

William Kendall said...

Jazzmine has a radiant smile, and I like Molly's contemplative pose.

Kay said...

Jazzmine is another beauty!
I guess Penzey's is a chain? I think I'd like it very much. I've not heard of it here, but then there are a lot of stores that haven't made it out or way.

Lynette said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jack. I appreciate your kind words. And I always enjoy seeing the folks you encounter on your rounds in Hartford. Your portraits as excellent.

Randy said...

Nice portraits.

EG CameraGirl said...

Jazzmine has a gorgeous smile. I predict she'll be successful. I wonder if she changed the spelling of her name or if that was how her parents spelled it.