Let’s watch this guy at a coffee shop.

videoart, everydaylife

Format: SD digital video
Part of the Experiments in Immediacy series
Duration: 4 minutes & 31 seconds
Year: 2005

I have been cruising coffee shops and diners since I was old enough to drive. Reading and writing alone or shooting the shit for hours with friends. This video captured a serendipitous moment that took place at Spot Coffee in Buffalo, New York. Viewers witness a playful exchange that occurred between a stranger at another table and me. I caught him drawing me on his sketchpad and I decided to catch him through the gaze of my camera. We sat like this for almost an hour - him drawing me in pencil and me recording his portrait in video.