Saturday Morning: Umbrella Filled Days

Umbrellas are interesting objects;  they conceal a subject's face, subtly bouncing and swaying around while being carried and silently revealing the personality of its owner - chasing away all anonymity. When carrying an open umbrella, one feels protected from the world, shielded perhaps. That energy is transferable; you can easily notice it through the viewfinder.

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Finding oneself without an umbrella in the city during a downpour puts one in a difficult predicament. Corner stores, bodegas and street vendors may be your salvation; selling you plain models with fragile metalwork for $5, they're only good enough to last you a day if you're lucky - just a couple minutes if you're not.

Photography: Sofia Emm @itssofiaemm

Location; SOHO, NYC