13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Second Place, Views Beyond the Peninsula


"Gucci Dreams"
By Brad Evans

About Brad Evans

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Brad Evans was walking down New York's Madison Avenue when he spotted a woman cradling a child in front of Gucci's window mannequin. Wordlessly, he immortalized the scene.

According to Evans, the photograph is not meant to convey a social message.

"I just thought it was a nice contrast," he said. Though he does not know the relation of the woman to the child, he said that adds to the photo's intrigue. "She could be a grandmother, a nanny, a mother. There's a lot of speculation."

Evans, 51 anda lifelong Bay Area resident, got interested in photography more than two years ago while looking through a book of street photographer Garry Winogrand's work. Now, he takes thousands of pictures and considers himself an urban photographer. "I love seeing people," he said. "It's a real release."
A systems engineer at Texas Instruments by day, Evans finds photography different from engineering. "It's more of a chance to deal with things that are aesthetic, it's more creative."

--Avital Binschtock

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