rejection therapy day 13 -december 11th
Went to get my hair cut today as it really was getting too long and I was getting tired of being mistaken for some kind of hermit. I have never been that bothered about my hair, usually just getting it shaved off or leaving it till it grows way too long and starts to cause problems with my vision. So when the hairdresser asked the expected question “What do you want done?” the smile on his face was quickly replaced by fear as I replied “I don’t know, do whatever you think would look good.”
It seemed the idea of just doing anything and cutting off so much hair was too much pressure for him and he refused. I told him that I have never really given much consideration to my hair, so I don’t really know what ‘style’ would look good, so just go for it. Again he refused and was too frightened that he would upset me, possibly thinking that a hair barbarian like myself would develop stomach ulcers with a sharply cropped barnet on my head. So I relented and just told him to cut it shorter and neat. Rejected
Street Portrait Project #4
I got portraits of two people today, Nick and Katja who were walking round Solihull. Below is Nick who at first refused to smile, but when I asked why he wouldn’t give a smirk for the camera he replied “I never smile”, which straight away resulted in Katja laughing and him smiling in return; resulting in this photo.
It was late in the day and cloudy so the light isn’t great, but still thanks to Nick and Katja for giving up their time.
For an explanation of Rejection Therapy see this post
For an explanation of Street Portrait Project see this post