@jaminkeogh here again. Prior to doing this ‘Instagram takeover’, believe it or not, I did some research. I had spoken to people who propose putting their best foot forward in terms of their practice. For me, I would prefer to give you a sense of my personality as well as some snippets of what I am about (which is difficult in itself as we only have a short time together).
One thing I enjoy is taking portraits. I enjoy it because I find it challenging and I appreciate portraits that have a story. This is Milton and his companion Sandy.
I happened upon Milton & Sandy through unusual circumstances. I was sitting in Meeting House Square last November having a lickle chat with @elliusgrace (the nerdy guy from Junior). In the midst of the banter, I became aware that Milton approached the area and sat on the same bench as us. Then out of nowhere, Milton had interrupted our chats as he assertively asked me to hold his dogs lead. He was about to have a fight. But why? Well it was clear Milton came to the area and was not looking to interfere with anyone; I could tell he was a good chap even within the few seconds of interacting with him. The sound of his voice, the look on his face (even during a heated confrontation), the fact that he had a dog that he clearly cared for. However, he asked me to hold Sandy’s lead as he was about to have a fight. He was provoked and antagonised by a gorier that was drinking cans sitting across from us. Words were said, and it was about to get physical until I calmly talked him out of fighting. (I hate to see people fighting on the street... especially over something meaningless.)He saw sense and withdrew from the situation and the area. An hour or so afterwards, I met him again. He thanked me and was grateful for the intervention. Well he actually had indirectly asked me to intervene. I wanted to take this man’s portrait, but this guy was just not into it. Last Feburary, he had invited me to his cool little evolving commune. I must have said something right on the day as he seemed ok with me taking his portrait!