Kick in the Head
To be honest, even if I wanted to, I didn’t plan this “decisive moment”.
I did intend to take the shot of the man with that interesting background. But the girl’s head was not.
I saw them coming, the girl and her mother, but I wasn’t aware that she was going to run and get in the frame.
I thought the shot was ruined. But when I look the result at home, I think the photo is quite interesting. What do you think?
You know what else is interesting?
After I took the shot, the girl was looking at me — a bit puzzled.
She got interested in me, a weird guy crouching and looking at her quite intently.
She walked towards me, circling me twice while talking baby words — pointing to the floor and stuff — trying to communicate with me.
While still in crouching position, I talk to her in a little Japanese and English; don’t think she understands, nor care, about what I said :D…
Her mom kept saying, “sumimasen” (I’m sorry), and I kept saying “iie, daijoubu” (No, it’s okay).
After the fourth circles, she had enough.
A little tired, she sat down on the steps.
So, I took their photo.
Cute little girl and her mom.
After taking this photo, I sit about 2 meters next to them, playing with my phone.
Not long, her mom’s friends arrived, and they were going to leave. Her mom picked her up and carried her away.
As they walk, the little girl looked at me over her mom’s shoulder.
I wave her goodbye. And she waved back at me.
This time, I forgot to pick up my camera and snap a photo — it was the only thing I regret from that interesting afternoon.
*Akarenga, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan