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