I met Dabs just a few hours after landing in Johannesburg on a free shuttle bus that runs through Maboneng. He was on his way to work while I was wasting time. He asked me what I was doing in town, and when I told him I was a photographer he said I should take his picture. "Not today, not today," he said. "I need to look cute." I wasn't at all prepared for the excellence he brought to our photo date. He was a beautiful surprise, and a testament to the magic of spontaneous connections.
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