Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Faces in the Crowd at Bushnell Park's Monday Night Jazz


The musicians were taking too long to warm up, so I started walking through the crowd.
"I am taking photos of faces in the crowd and you have a face.  Can I take your picture?"


Alvin Carter, Sr., is a jazz drummer, a long-time favorite in Hartford.
(The beard extends to Alvin's knees, the product of 12 years' growth.)





Owen (above) and Lynn (below) were celebrating their first wedding anniversary.


19 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

What a great set of beautiful images Jack.

Kate said...

All of the people in your portraits look relaxed and happy to have their photos taken and to be in a crowd listening to jazz. Great turnout.

Chrissy Brand said...

Fabulous, summer jazz is one of the best things in life I think!

Sharon Anck said...

You did a great job combing the crowd for interesting faces!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Jack! You are so good with people, I wish I could approach people like this. Super series of portraits, looks like it would have been a tres enjoyable evening, love jazz.

Sylvia K said...

You are the best, Jack, and the others have already said it!! A great way, as always, to start my day!! Thank you! Hope your week is going well!! Wish I could have been at the concert!

Birdman said...

Looks and sounds like you were at the place to be. Will be passing that capital building in about 2 weeks... Jersey run.

jennyfreckles said...

You are so bold. A summer evening's jazz sounds like the place to be.

RedPat said...

Everyone comes out looking so good in your shots, Jack!

William Kendall said...

Wonderful character shots!

Lynette said...

This is such a splendid post, Jack, the result of your charming self and your photographer's skills. Thanks! And thanks for your comment at my blog. I appreciate it so much!

Bob Crowe said...

That's a creative way to approach people. I may have to, um, borrow the idea.

Karl Demetz said...

Awesome portraits, Jack !

Halcyon said...

Nice portraits (as always). I especially like the lady with the cross earring. Her smile is very warm and welcoming.

Stefan Jansson said...

You had to do something while you waited for the music and you did the right thing. He does have an impressive beard that's for sure.

VP said...

Love the portraits, but the first shot is my favorite!

EG CameraGirl said...

This event had a great turnout!

cieldequimper said...

Another great set. I hope we get to see some music even if we can't hear it...

Kay said...

You've caught three very different approaches to beards here, short, medium, and l-o-n-g. I can't imagine how Alvin deals with his. I'd be catching it in everything I had my hands in (including my drum sticks).