LES 01916 2016

Local Pleasure

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Have you ever found yourself in one of those places where you naturally feel like a local even if you’ve only been there once or twice? It’s the type of place where you can go about your day and maybe someone smiles and nods, but mostly everyone is completely comfortable just doing their own thing in a shared space. There isn’t anyone to impress, and nobody even minds if you stop to take a picture to capture the moment.

It’s easy to place ourselves right into this photo, strolling down the street as daily life unfolds around us. The men who are usually hard at work have stopped for a break to socialize together, not minding the presence of anyone else around, and another is riding his bike past without a worry about what we are up to. Even as we stop to take it in, nobody seems worried by what we are doing or where we should be. We simply belong there.

It’s such a nice feeling to be welcome somewhere just as you are. The kind that warms you from the inside out and gives you a moment of perfect satisfaction.That’s how I imagine this picture coming to life as Les walks down the road, camera in hand on a nice afternoon. He often sought out certain colors or patterns, but on this day I can’t help but think he captured for us a feeling he knew might need to be remembered not just by him, but by everyone else as well.

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Photo by Les Anderson

LES 01916 2016
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