DAY 1 (January 1, 2014) – Bocas Del Toro, Panama
As I sat waiting for a water taxi back to the mainland I noticed this man seemingly lost in his thoughts. It’s the first of the year and I wondered what he was thinking – was it the long day of hard work ahead? Was he thinking about the year that just passed and perhaps hoping for a better tomorrow? I’ll never truly know his thoughts, but I hope this image makes you want to know as well.
I shot this image because I thought his features were striking – worn leathery skin from time in the sun and probably long hours of work on the water, strong hands gently laying on his legs, a face with an obvious indigenous past and eyes that pierce through souls.
He is a stranger that I photographed on the first day of New
Year and of this 365 project. I will forever wonder his thoughts.