I went to a soccer match on Saturday - it did not go well - but I stumbled across a gallery opening at a bookstore on the way. Seattle is cool like that.
If you blow the image up, you can see the poster in the window is for an exhibit by photographer David W. Lynch. The exhibit's called "Strangers In The Landscape." It's pretty good. Some of the photos feature people in the suit the figure in my picture is wearing. I thought of it as an astronaut suit, but it turns out it's a "firesuit".
A friend gave me a firefighting suit in the mid 1990's. It fascinated me, but I had no idea what I might do with it, so it followed me around for years in a trunk. In the winter of 2002, I stuffed the suit into the back of my car and set off with my cameras for the Southwest. I would ask strangers to pose in the suit, and make humorous images of man-in-landscape.
I don't know who was in the suit - it felt like it would be intrusive to ask someone who seemed to be part of the exhibit - but they started in the corner of the gallery space within the bookstore and then took a breather outside. I followed and took a few shots with my phone. The windows of the building reflecting the sky and trees show up pretty well in the original, but I ran it through a filter on Camera 360 Sight to make them pop more.
About 40,000 people went to the soccer match. There were about ten in the bookstore. And they offered me wine! I was tempted to run outside and tell the fans milling around.