|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.