ecuador. while in between mountains on a climbing trip in south america, my climbing partner, ben, and i were walking the streets of quito, when we turned the corner and saw this gentleman selling hats. we walked right on by and about a block further i turned to ben and said, i’ve gotta go back and get a few images of that guy. so i did. he was very kind and allowed me to photograph him doing his thing, if i would return the favor and buy him a coke. after i photographed him, i went down to the corner shop and purchased a case of cokes for him and his family. nice man. nice hat.