One January morning, in a Washington D.C. Metro station, a young violinist played for an hour as almost 2,000 commuters shuffled past. Few people stopped to listen, or even slowed their pace; When he finished playing, no one applauded, but he had collected $32 in his container.
The violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He played Bach on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars, just two days before he was to perform at his sold-out concert in Boston where the seat prices averaged $100 each.
When talent and beauty appear in an unexpected context, can we stop, notice, and appreciate it?
My goal for 2010 is to search out beauty in unexpected places and capture what I can thought the lens of my camera...