John: The simple joys of a friend who loves to be photographed / by Mike Dawson

Last night I went to the opening of a photo show with my friend John. The show itself was enjoyable but the real joy of the evening was hanging out with a friend who completely and unrepentantly loves the camera and will tolerate being asked to pose when they're ready to go:


And then request that you keep taking their picture until you're both happy:

"Are we done yet?"

And even "borrows" props for the shoot while you get your equipment ready:

"I think I'm a DJ?"

Thanks to all of you strong souls who tolerate and enjoy being photographed. Without you, my life would be nothing but landscapes and a little bit more lonely.