Monday, December 04, 2017

Finding Charlie

Bust of Charlie Chaplin at the Bradbury Building, an architectural landmark located at 304 South Broadway at West 3rd Street in downtown Los Angeles, California. 
Without a doubt, the best model is the one who never complains.  The best choice would either be a mannequin or a statue.  The latter is a bit hard to get a close up shot unless one is using a zoom lens.  I usually don’t like to carry a zoom because it draws attention during street photo walk.  

On one of my photo walks, I found Charlie inside the Bradbury building in Downtown Los Angeles. Bradbury was used as a set in filming the sci-fi movie Blade Runner.  Charlie didn’t seem to be auditioning for that film.  Although his bowler hat and walking cane would have added a certain twist to the futuristic movie.  He was content sitting on a bench.  Not sure who he was waiting for.  But I got to come close to him to get this shot.  He didn’t seem to mind.

You’re a good ole chap, Charlie.