Flag Man

Photo by Derrick Story

Photo by Derrick Story

Since I'm heading back to Oracle Arena today for Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference Finals, I thought I'd share this image from a couple weeks ago.

I packed an Olympus Stylus point and shoot and wandered about the parking lot before a game against the Portland Trailblazers. This employee was handing out rally flags that attach to your car and flap in the wind as you drive down the street.

I loved his smile, and liked the juxtaposition of him with the arena and police officer in the background. And since I was using an innocent compact, he felt no threat at all. Sometimes it pays to work with snapshooter cameras.

Olympus Stylus with 35mm f/3.5 lens, Fuji Superia 400 color negative film.

-Derrick

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