This assignment was on a guy who used to own a five & dime way back in the day. The store isn’t there anymore, there were no trinkets, not a lot to work with. So as the reporter talked with Bob, I shot some close face shots of him laughing and reflecting on things and hoping he would give me something more.
Then he started talking about woodworking as his new love. More than just a hobby, woodworking gave this older man a purpose to get up and get moving every morning. He passed his wood shop as he made his way to the garage where he stores everything he makes until it is sold. When I saw the sign I knew that would be the shot.