Today it is peppers and pigs. This was shot in film at the Pike Place Market. Most vendors were patient with me, but one I had to bribe one less-than-friendly young woman by purchasing some tomatoes.
One of the many produce vendors across the street from the Pike Place Market.
These images were taken at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Wa. I love shooting flowers & produce. If you can get to the market early on a week day most of the vendors seem to welcome photographers. When it is busy, though, I was seen as a bit of a nuisance. While I was shooting a woman visiting her son in Bellevue asked me to take her photo. She was touring around the US from India. We talked for a while and eventually exchanged email addresses. Her name is Aruna. We have been infrequently communicating the past 2 years. The last email I received from her she said she was in Queens, NY looking for a job.