Chance Encounter

by Diane Butts August. 16, 2020 200 views

Meeting Clifford Owens

It's not everyday that you bump into a well-known creative.

Clifford Owens, media and performance artist, writer and curator. NYC August 2020

Clifford Owens, media and performance artist, writer and curator. NYC August 2020

He was waiting at the corner to cross the street in midtown Manhattan. As I approached to do the same, I spotted the Leica. Curiosity seeker that I am, I struck up a conversation.

I had a feeling he was well-known so I asked him. He smiled, and told me his name. Next question - of course- "may I have the pleasure, sir, of capturing your image?" He smiled again and nodded. It was the golden hour, and so I asked him to help me find the perfect light. He obliged. We walked and talked for a couple of blocks, and I left smiling for it was truly my lucky day.

"Clifford Owens is a photographer and performance artist. He's focused on mixed media. He's also a writer and curator. Owens was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1971 and spent his early life in Baltimore. Owens is known for his works which center on the body and often include interactions with the audience and spontaneity." (Wikipedia)

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Tsao T-F 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Wonderful!

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G B 1 month, 2 weeks ago

He has such an interesting face, full of character. I can see why he caught your eye! Great story and photos too!

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Diane Butts Replied to G B 1 month, 2 weeks ago

thank you! I agree.

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