Designer Alvin Edward

Designer Alvin Edward in the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC. (John Nelson)

Designer Alvin Edward in the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC. (John Nelson)

I saw designer Alvin Edward in one of the great bookstores in the D.C. area, Politics and Prose. He had understated style and a kind sensibility about him with a certain air of an artist. I like seeing that in a photo subject because in general I’m pretty terrified when I approach strangers to make their portraits. And if they are kind but don’t want their photo taken they let me down in a gentle way. My instincts were correct, and instead of turning me down he gladly allowed me to photograph him. Someday I would like to take more time with him in his design studio and ask him a ton of questions while photographing him in his natural environment.

One thought on “Designer Alvin Edward

  1. I think you really captured him in this shot, and the choice of b&w gives it a timeless look.

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