A man walks with a stick on his shoulder. The stick has gear attached. I get intrigued, and sidles up: “Nice rig. What is it?”
He explains it is a large-format camera. 25cm square negatives! Hands me a business card that points to his website. (Oh! That website has a picture of the wonderful camera, go look!)
He also explained that his project is to take portraits of people of many nationalities, and as I left him, an English-speaking man (who would’ve fit well into The Crimson Pirate) asked the same questions I had just posed.