Each year, San Diego (amongst a few other cities) plays host to Thread – an event designed to showcase independent designers, artists, and stylists centered around the San Diego fashion culture.
This year the event was held at Horton plaza mall, and there were several department spaces designated for local designers to show off their newest fall fashions.
Over the time of the event, I took photos of the different booths, vendors, products, fashion show, and event space. Although, out of all of it – I’d say this first photo has the most interesting story behind it. I’m not sure exactly who this guy was, or even what product it was he was selling, but the MOMENT I attempted to snap a quick candid photo of a vendor-shopper interaction, he INSTANTLY became perturbed.
He came over, demanded to know who I was taking photos for, and then continued to tell me his theories on how people take photographs of his products and attempt to DUPLICATE THEM. As I am with every person, whether polite, rude, drunk, confusing, or out of their mind – I was cordial, and let him know he had nothing to worry about. After I assured him I didn’t have any intention of copying his ideas, I leaned in close to his table and took a photo of all his stuff.
Kidding, but it would have been really funny.