Everybody knows this feeling when after a long winter and an endless cloudy spring, the sun is out. The day I took this photo was one of those days. It was May. I was walking along Corn Street when I first spotted the black and white colour of the coffee shop signs and the man’s suit, and then the light reflecting on his face. I stopped and took one or two shots but I was not happy with them. I wanted to be able to catch the light reflecting on his face and at the same time keep only the black and white colour to omit all the rest. I knelt, got a bit closer, made my composition and waited for him to make an interesting gesture that tells the story of the moment. It was important to create a link between the man, his coffee and the sunlight.
He was very concentrated on his coffee blinded by the strong reflection of the light, so I am not sure he spotted me. Looking at the picture now, he seems to both struggle with the blinding light and to be enjoying it at the same time. And I am pretty sure that he enjoyed his coffee break in the sun.