Folklife Festival 1.4 ~Norman | Hannibal | Darth~

David Williams Photography Folklife 1.1

f/2.8 | 1/320 | iso 100 | Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II @ 150mm

Ohhh, looks can be deceiving! This gentleman…let’s call him…Henry (I tend to name things Henry for some reason) kinda looks scary, hence the title. I did a quick search for Villains and one list had Norman Bates, Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Darth Vadar listed as the top three 100 Greatest Movie Villains…any list with a Star Wars character in the top three is okay by me! Anyway, back to Henry…Having watched him at Folklife, I can assure you he is far from scary in real life. I think it’s just the moment (we all do have those) when I captured this image. 🙂 He is a balloon twister/balloon bender (what on earth do you call them anyway?) and was a totally cool guy! So let’s all head into the weekend with an open mind when we meet someone new and of course,


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15 thoughts on “Folklife Festival 1.4 ~Norman | Hannibal | Darth~

  1. Love the hat! Son, you are turning into a philosopher. FYI (phi·los·o·pher [fi-los-uh-fer] Show IPA noun: a person who offers views or theories on profound questions in ethics, metaphysics, logic, and other related fields.)

  2. Excellent portrait. Henry sort of looks like he could be a street performer because of his dress. But I love the reflection in his glasses too. You could have gotten us to guess what he was doing, as the clues are all in the reflection!

    • /doh…I love your idea about guessing!! It was early when I wrote this post and had no coffee…yeah…that’s what I am sticking with! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  3. OK that is so funny because I tend to name things Henry too! A long, long time ago I got a potted plant cutting from my Grandma’s coleus and I named it Henry. And now if I can’t think of the name of something it’s automatically dubbed Henry. 🙂 Great portrait! I love that you can see the reflection of his latest creation (and the child eagerly waiting for it!) in his sunglasses. Oh…and we can call this Henry a balloon animal designer 🙂

    • I think perhaps great minds tend to name items Henry…yeah, yeah…that’s it!! 😉 Isn’t the reflection awesome? I totally love it especially since it’s hard to make out the photographer in the reflection, adds a little mystical element! 🙂

    • Hi Katerina, thank you for visiting and for commenting, hope you like what you have seen and of course, I hope to see you around again.

      Just took a quick look at you sight, love what I have seen so far!!

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