11th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Honorable Mention, Peninsula People


"Bach at BART"
By Brad Evans

About Brad Evans

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Brad Evans, a Woodside resident and longtime engineer with Texas Instruments, picked up a camera one day "for the hell of it," he said.

Oftentimes he traveled to San Francisco and shot photographs of people on the street, trying to capture them going about their daily activities.

On his way to the city one day, he caught sight of a woman violinist playing Bach at the BART station. She would collect the coins dropped to her by passing commuters, and would hand them to the wheelchair-ridden man who sat and listened beside her.

"I've always enjoyed watching people in their environment," said Evans, who shot this particular image with a digital camera. "I thought this photo was a nice depiction of irony."

Not planning to pursue a career in photography, he added that he "does it for the love, as a hobby. Plus I can't paint."

-- Tim Seyfert

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