Here is my first photo story of the year for the Advanced Photojournalism course I’m enrolled in at Boston University. Our assignment was to file a five photo story of anything happening on Boston Common. I was there quite a bit this week.
This is a simple but beautiful story about a gentle soul who finds peace every evening by flying his kites – which happens to be attached to a fishing rod. Read the captions. They actually matter this time!
Roy Gould is currently unemployed. A former fisherman who has been out of work for several years now, Roy takes to the Common regularly to fly his kites. “This is really my way to connect with nature,” he said.
We chatted for quite a bit, and I hung around and took photos of him for several hours. I thank Roy for being so friendly, and I wish him all the best.