Photographed by Kevin Stiles
CT - September 2011
I ordered a cup of coffee at a corner store in not the nicest of Brooklyn areas. I was asked, "regular?" and said yes. When a cup of cream, sugar and coffee was handed back to me I told them to fix it. "You said 'regular,'...everything regular has sugar in it," the guy at the counter told me with disdain. I had to bite my tongue.
The second and third photo here looks rather normal, but what you cannot tell is that I am wedged between two large rocks and leaning upside down. Getting to come up with wacky ways to integrate myself in nature for photographs is very much a thrill to me. The bee that came buzzing around me while stuck in this position, however, was as unwanted as the sugar put in my coffee earlier today. :)