This is Joe...
...and that's my strobe not firing.
This was the week where I broke a plastic strobe foot and snapped off the shoe to my wireless transmitter...photo-speak for "I busted my stuff." Joe was very patient as I awkwardly pushed loose camera parts to my face and cursed gravity repeatedly.
When I saw Joe, I thought to myself, "Wow, when was the last time I saw someone with a mohawk?" And not just any mohawk - a well-manicured, well-grown hawk, with five perfectly shaped spikes.
Evidently, I wasn't alone, as a woman walked up to Joe and asked, "Hey, can my friend take a picture with you and pretend he's eating one of your spikes?"
While I was setting up, I apparently missed Joe getting down on all fours while these two took a few amusing snapshots with him.
So, although I did start a conversation with him about what was on his mind, the obvious question for me was, "What are all the crazy requests you get from people because of your mohawk?" It started out at 1 inch and grew 12 inches through the course of a year. Read what he says...it's pretty funny.