So, I'm sitting in the restaurant minding my own business and this stunning woman comes up, smiles and say, "You come here often?. Yeah, I know, I couldn't believe it either. I should have known, the next thing that comes out of her mouth is, "are you a coffee drinker?" Then it dawns on me, she's gonna try and sell me something. She's in one of those multi level marketing companies. Oh, have I seen this before. Turns out she's very nice and I have to tell you, she knew her stuff when it came to selling coffee but before she could get her teeth into me I shot back, "I have you ever modeled?" Good one, Tovo. Well, it seemed only fair to fight fire with fire or in this case, cliche with cliche.
"Not modeled, she said, but I've been involved in pageants."
"Let me give you some coffee samples," she came back. "OK, but you'll have to let me do your portrait," I said. She agreed.
A week or so later she came in, as promised, and we had marvelous sitting.
I try to incorporate hands whenever possible. A lot of people, even professional models and actors just can't pull it off. This woman has it mastered. Not only mastered but she has wonderful hands, very appropriate for her person.
She left, thrilled with the images and promised to bring back more samples.
I must say, I'm more thrilled with the images than I am with the coffee but I'm very glad I was in the right place at the right time for this one.
As I look at the portrait, I'm thinking to myself, Grace Jones. Maybe there is some greater opportunity to come.