I’m pleased to share with you the latest installment of my Portraits of Philadelphia: Camera Therapy series. I met Toya as we were waiting for the 23 Bus to pick us up in north Philadelphia ( I was on my way back home, and I’m sure she probably was, too). She was looking round with child (seven months to be exact) and quite uncomfortable with the idea of having to stand and wait for the bus, and so I took a chance and asked her to take her picture.
I only snapped one photo, the one you see above. I showed it to her and she said she looked very pregnant, and we both laughed. The bus finally showed up and of course, no one cared to step aside and let a heavily pregnant woman on the bus first….