Wednesday, 16 August 2017

WHEN OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS... SEIZE THE MOMENT

So this happened today....

I was leaving a work meeting this afternoon and happened to stumble upon a pint-sized talent going by the name of "MISHAP", who was hard at it decorating the facade of the Syrah Bar in St Kilda...

My first instincts were how good it would be to get a photo of this masked crusader while in the throws of her craft, but then considered letting it go till "next time!"
"WHAT AM I... AN IDIOT??" A graffiti artist at work... in no terrible hurry since it was a commissioned job... prop spray cans at the ready and a world of colour as her backdrop. When was it ever going to get easier than this?

Since I had my camera nearby I ventured into the sweet smelling paint fumes and asked MISHAP if it would be possible to steal a couple of valuable minutes of her working time to grab a quick portrait of her at work, to which she obliged...
I suppose the reward was not only a cool portrait of an artist at work, but the opportunity to enter the world of a perfect stranger and get a little insight into her world...

Although not always this convenient, sometimes opportunity just presents itself and you have to grab it with both hands and seize the moment. What is photography anyway if not the capture of fleeting moments?

Check out more of MISHAP'S creations at www.mishap.com or on instagram: @jazmishap



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