HELP: I will be in NYC late next week, and my main photo subject has flaked out on me! [BOO, HISS]
As most people know, I have a hard time travelling without a project in mind, so I'm on the hunt for a unique New Yorker who deserves attention. I'm most fascinated by religion (the more polarizing, the better), the elderly, lifetime hobbyists, quirky obsessions, and unique skill. Whatever the subject, he/she must be excessively passionate about something. It doesn't matter if we hold the same views, either -- in fact, could be more interesting if we don't. Previous subjects have run the gamut from a hardcore Christian who built a treehouse for God, a senior square-dancing group, a shoemaker, an Elvis impersonator, a gothic jewellery artist, a church bell ringer, a dog rescuer, to a shopping cross-dresser.
The person or group must be open to me hanging out with them for a few hours and having a good ol' fashioned chat. I am NOT looking for models who just want a pretty portrait shoot. (Yawn.) I just want to hang out with someone awesome. (Yay!)
Can anyone point me in the right direction?