Driving in and out of the city on my daily route to and from work is a bitter sweet experience. Minneapolis is chalk full of such wonderful textures, alley ways, colors, buildings, streaming sunlight and a bunch of other cliché-photo terms. Cliché though it all is, I am drawn to it all. The problem is, I can’t do anything about it since I obviously need to get to work; or obviously I need to get home so I can relax and eat dinner. Friday after work, however, I listened to my instinct, pulled over, put money in a meter, geared up, and started shooting. It’s difficult to fully describe the sensation of freedom I felt as I allowed my eyes to wonder around and “grab” shots of what I saw. I’ve noticed that ever since becoming a photographer, I get this creative itch that I can’t scratch because of time constraints or fatigue or what have you. This time (he he he he) I was free to roam!
It didn’t take long before a couple of guys noticed me geeking out. So they starting posing and laughing as they pretended for a second that they were the stars of the show. I looked up from behind my camera and thought, “Why not?” So I stood up and asked if they wanted their portrait made. Twenty minutes later, I had some killer photos of complete strangers. Allow me to introduce you to two new friends of mine: Jared and Terrance. Enjoy.
~Ryan Murray Photo
Me: “Alright, where should we take your shot… let’s see…” Without a word, Terrance walks directly to the Navigator. I say,”Oh alright! Is this yours?” Without skipping a beat he says, “Nah, but it’s a sweet prop! Ha!”