The Untitled Chair Project

First Portrait In India

October 10, 2014

One evening while walking in Panjim, my children and I stumbled upon this resturaunt called Mum's Kitchen. It was slightly hidden behind some foliage but once we walked through the gate it felt very welcoming. We were warmly greeted at the door and were able to be seated without a reservation.


We quickly befriended a local Goan by the name of Derrick Smith. He was kind enough to sit with us, explain some of the traditional Goan food and culture. During our conversation I discovered that he was an artist and a photographer as well. Having mutual interest (and his attention), I introduced him to The Untitled Chair Project, the simple process of registering and painless way of donating PBSC (Peripheral Blood Stem Cell). He was showing great enthusiasm so I invited him to participate in the project.
This is a digital image of Derrick with the chair. As always, I shot the portrait session with my trusty DianaF+ with an instant film back. I'm currently on the road, living out of a suitcase so I don't have a film scanner with me. As soon as I have a permanent residence I will scan and post a few polaroids from our photo shoot.