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Portrait of Quiddy

I was wondering what I could possibly put up for Q for this week’s Wordless Wednesday, since everything I post this year is a portrait, I would need either a person who had a name starting with Q or participated in an occupation starting with Q.

I was at Walmart, taking pictures of the actual Walmart store-front, for another project, when I saw a young woman playing guitar. I went over to her and asked if I could take her picture and she said, “okay.” So I did.

During the interview, I asked Quiddy for her name and she gave me her real name but then decided to give me her nickname because that’s what everyone calls her. You should have seen my face when I found out that it started with a Q.

Quiddy played guitar and sang. She explained that she practiced for stage performances by practicing in front of various stores. She called it busking.

Quiddy said that on that particular Sunday, when I met her, she and her girlfriend were busking from one Walmart to another, all around Antelope Valley, or as she called it, “ubering around from one grocery store to another.”

Quiddy had been playing guitar since she was a little kid. She played country music and blues. I asked her if she was dressed the way you see her dressed in the picture because of the cliche of The Blues Brothers and she said, “No. This is how I dress. This is how I dress everyday. This is my look. This is my existence.”

I decided to stylize this picture this way because I thought it would look good on a poster for an underground Blues Nightclub. I hope Quiddy likes it and it represents her and her music.

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21-Q by Roger

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Wordless Wednesday
No, seriously: BOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

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Portrait of Dave-2

Dave was from just north of Houston, Texas, USA and played bass for Sundance Head, which he had been doing for a little over 6 years.

Dave had played bass for at least 25 years and didn’t play any other instruments, nor did he sing. Dave thought maybe he should be singing.

His band generally played original music with a bluesy, country sound, with a bit of soul . His favorite song was Darling Don’t Go because “it was a really strong song.”

I’m generally not into country music, but I have to admit, that their sound was really good.

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Round 21 – ABC Wednesday – D

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Wordless Wednesday
August 2


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Portrait of Michaela

Michaela was an eleven year old girl who attended Golden Hills Elementary School in Tehachapi, California, United States. She loved puppies, painting and music. In fact, Michaela noted that she liked art in general.

Her favorite type of music, for listening, was County Music, but she belonged to a dance ensemble at The Dance Craze where they practiced musical theater. Michaela described this form of dance as “acting out the song.”

Michaela was very mature for her age. She understood that I wanted to find a nice background, and that the light had to be acceptable (at least.) I met Michaela at Mountain Gardens Nursery & Pet, which normally has gloriously, colorful backgrounds, but it was dreary in January, so this was the best i could do.

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin © 2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

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E is for EXIT and ENTRANCE