Yesterday I made a concerted effort to take my camera out and engage with people in order to capture some portraits. On the whole a successful endeavour, and not just for photography's sake, but also just to encounter and speak to some new people.
The first two portraits are of Jon who is the owner/proprietor at Scorch Comics Eastbourne's premier comic book destination and who are situated in the Enterprise Centre in Eastbourne. John and his brother started the business about a month ago and have a wonderful collection of old and new comics and graphic novels as well as other merchandise, well worth a visit.
The second series of two portraits is of David Crozier owner and proprietor of David Crozier Guitars. David restores, repairs and also sells a small but beautiful selection of vintage, used and interesting guitars. David's shop is also situated in the Enterprise Centre, and if you are fan of the guitar whether acoustic or electric you will want to pop in for a visit and chat.
The third series of two portraits is of Duncan playing his Mariachi Mexican guitar inside David Crozier's Guitar repair workshop. Duncan is a customer of David's and he graciously allowed me to take his portrait.
The fourth and final series of two portraits is of renowned Eastbourne Photographer Maurilio Teso. These were taken in the Picture Framing shop he runs with his daughter on Susans Road in Eastbourne. I found out when visiting Maurilio that the shop is about to close as they are in the process of converting the building into luxury flats. His daughter will continue to run the business in a more personal format from a new location.