Edge of the Frame

We often capture stranger in photos we take in public. Open your photo library, and stop at the first picture that features a person you don’t know. Now tell the story of that person.


Last year IB (my grandson) was taking a Judo Karate class. I was snapping pictures of IB, and inadvertently took a photo of a stranger. He was sitting ahead on my right, and his head and left shoulder is visible.

His name is John Fielding. John is a Software Engineer working from home. His wife Ann has a 9-5 job, so John has to bring his two sons Bret and Max to the Karate class.

The Karate class is for the duration of one hour. To save time on coming and going John stays in class. Most of the parents are doing the same thing. The Karate teachers have no objections to parents watching their kids.

John has brought his laptop to the class. He sits in the class, and does his work too. Outside it is 90 degrees, so it is better to stay in the class. When his sons are doing their moves, he watches them.

The class is over. He shuts down his laptop, and gets up. He can now take his sons home.

When he reaches his home, he is going to give the children milk and cookies. His wife will be home soon, and then John can retire to his den, leaving the kids safely to their mother.

Edge of the Frame

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