As such, I wasn’t expecting cooperation when I asked to take a picture of him standing next to the barbecue fire.
I had to. The scene behind him had such wonderful ambience and I needed him to complete the picture. What an opportunity for a mood shot at a ramadan bazaar, I thought to myself. He shouted back “No”
Before I could respond, he asked: “Why me?”
Instead of explaining how beautiful the smoke will look seeping through the rays of the directional sunlight or that the picture is meaningless without the seller, I said: “Cos I like your hair” (which was also an honest reply).
With that, he walked towards the grill and cooperated like a sweet baby.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f5, 1/200 sec.