Milk and Cookies

After finishing my coffee at Sakird Coffee Roaster, I stood on the Nassau Street sidewalk near my parked car, trying out Fuji X Weekly’s Ilford XP2 Super 400 Film Simulation. I was intentionally underexposing to bring down the highlights. I was just about to get back in my car when I heard a voice: Are you taking my picture?.

I looked up and saw her standing there; all dressed up.

I apologised: I’m an amateur, not a professional.
She quickly responded: Well, I’m a professional if you know what I mean.

I didn’t know how to respond. I smiled and stepped back to frame her. She posed, and I pushed the shutter. She walked away before I could think to ask her name.

Author: Khürt Williams

I work in application security architecture and I live in Montgomery Township, New Jersey with my wife Bhavna. Passionate about photography, you’ll find me writing about cybersecurity, tropical aquariums, terrariums, hiking, craft breweries, and capturing birds on camera. My prose is like a caffeinated squirrel—fast, unpredictable, and occasionally insightful.

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