Claudelle - Part I. "Problems"
Claudelle gets her rings from a guy right down the street...just as you head into the Market Square area next to PPG Place.
I have seen her for what must be 9 or so years, maybe slightly less, but definitely an indelible fixture in downtown Pittsburgh. I always remember the rings, all of them...all of them!
IMO, a person's hands tell a story of their life, they are quite revealing and rarely noticed by others. Claudelle's hands tell a story indeed of her life, and much the reason for me starting a brief photo essay with them, they introduce the person, the charatcre, w/out including the face.
Here are the rings that make up one small slice of Claudelle. We shall certainly post part II. later on in this Blog.
Photo by Btezra, Pittsburgh - USA