Monday, July 28, 2008
100 Strangers : #2 Fritz and #3 Margrete
I saw Fritz taking pictures with his gigantic lens on the marina in Martinez. He was sitting on a bench with his wife Margrete watching the seagulls when I asked him if I could take his photo for the 100 Strangers project. He agreed right away with an warm smile. He is from Germany and has a sweet accent. His wife and him have been here in the U.S. for 33 years. We takes amazing photos of local wildlife. Fritz is a warm sweet, soft spoken man. Thank you Fritz for the photo and the conversation.
Check out his really amazing photos, and his wifes beautiful paintings at www.heisingart.com
Margrete is Fritz's wife. As Fritz took photo's of activity on the marina, Margarete sat beside him eating a sandwich, keeping him company and checking things out with her binoculars now and then. She told me they come out to the marina alot to watch the pelicans. Margrete is a painter. A REALLY talented painter. www.heisingart.com go there and be blown away. I asked to take her portrait for the 100 Strangers project and as she paused, a moments shy hesitation, Fritz jumped in saying 'yes yes, I give you permission'. 'Ahh, Is that how it goes in this relationship?' I said. With a beautiful smile Margrete consented. Thank you Margrete for your sweet photo.