November 19, 2011

A few weeks ago I was photographing a wedding with my friend Carlos Andres in Central Park by Bethesda fountain, when my eye happen to catch this couple having a romantic moment. They were in their own world, totally oblivious to the crowds of people surrounding them, including me with all my camera gear. I couldn’t help but take a few photos of them until “The Guy” saw there was a camera pointing at him and his girlfriend. So I stopped. After Carlos and I finished photographing the Wedding party, “the guy” and his girlfriend came up to me to see what I was photographing. They loved the images and asked to get copies. When I got an email from “the guy” I saw his name is Anastasios “Tasso” Papagiannopoulos. Well if you know anything about Greeks, me being one of them, one of the first formalities is asking where your family is from. It was a pleasant surprise to find out that his mother is from the same region of Greece that my parents are from. I had to laugh when Tasso wrote in an email to me saying ” That’s really amazing, it’s a small world! Maybe my Greekness is what subconsciously got your attention haha!”.

I’m pretty sure it was that romantic moment.