A mature couple taking in the scene of shoppers passing through, children frolicking in a water fountain and families enjoying a band concert at The Shoppes, Chino Hills, California. I’m not sure if this would not have been better rendered as a straight black and white image, but I thought the added paint like texture and brush strokes with this oil paint treatment better suited the subjects and the feeling of having withstood the tests of time this couple gave me. What do you think?
This scene could be somewhere in the United States, or not. When I was thinking about the image and what to title it, the image conjured up quite a few dramatic scenarios in my mind. Are they looking for something or someplace? Are they checking if they have been followed? The woman is protective of the baby, the man seems nonchalant with his hands in his pockets. What are they gazing at? The mark on the woman’s left arm has me somewhat baffled, I did not put it there. Is it some sort of tribal marking?
What potential story is triggered in your mind when you view this image?