When I stop people on the street to take their photo, it isn’t always about their clothing. Sometimes it’s about something they’re carrying (a ukulele) or a great head of hair (also in this case) or just someone that has that unmistakable je ne sais quoi! I’m envious of those people that walk around and turn heads without even knowing it. I often get asked what it is that makes me stop someone to take their photo and it usually comes down this: they look like someone I’d want to talk to. That’s it.
This New Jersey native, ukulele player and MECA student just had that “it” factor that made me want to stop and chat with her. She was on her way to Exchange Street where she often performs. She does it to make a little money since, as we all know, college isn’t cheap. She had such a youthful energy about her and instantly reminded me of that iconic Rosie the Riveter image.
And if you’re walking around Portland with a ukulele in your hand, there’s a good chance I’ll stop to talk to you. And on that note, this article about how to get The Sartorialist to take your photo is spot-on and hilarious.