When shooting street photography, I try to become invisible when I'm searching for characters. Sometimes, a character finds me.
There I was, crouched down on the ground waiting for a person to pass through the hole in the "Red Cube" sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. Suddenly, I heard a voice. "What are you doing?" I looked up to see a stranger's face staring at me, puzzled. I explained what I was looking for but he didn't seem particularly interested. Instead he wanted to preach to me about religion and a collection of books he carried with him.
I soon learned that his name was Richard. With his piercing blue eyes, long flowing hair and beat up guitar I knew I had to get his portrait. I would always regret it otherwise.
I asked if he would play the guitar for me and persuaded him to stand in front of the red cube. He swayed around playing wildly as I madly tried to focus on his face. I got three frames before I thanked him and disappeared down the street, anxious for the results. Here's one of those frames.