Was fortunate enough to catch this moment on a very grey day in the Lower East Side, right as the sad umbrella person was sauntering by in the background.
Behind me is a nightclub (likely where the 30th birthday took place the night before), but I chose to look the other way and frame the shot against a contrasting backdrop, to make the viewer ask questions.
I also tried to incorporate some layering of visual elements into the photo to add to the intrigue.
Thanks Porter for such an inspiring class! I've already started applying your teachings as I look for interesting things to shoot.