In between 2015-2018 I met Louis Mendes several times on the streets of New York City. He is a legendary and true Polaroid Street Photographer. Armed with a large Speed Graphic Camera and attached Light-Bulb Flashgun he was offering instant portraits for those interested.
Meeting him once in front of B&H I happily accepted the offer and received a well lit and lovely packed intant polaroid portrait. In returen I asked Mr Mendes if I could make his portrait.
On another occasion I met Mr. Mendes standing on the corner of 5th Avenue and West 42nd Street. First I made some shots from behind trough the glass window of the cornering building. In the corner of his eye Mr. Mendes noticed me. I continued shooting frames with different people passing by.
After the trough the window scene I switched over to 5th Avenue and asked him for another portrait. This time a more enviromental one.