Michaux Flelan, at her coffee stand, Cange, Haiti. May, 2014.

Michaux Flelan, at her coffee stand, Cange, Haiti. May, 2014.

It is remarkable, humbling and something strange how events swirl and conspire to give us gifts, just for a moment. Here’s my friend Mdm. Michaux, whose early-morning coffee is becoming something of an obsession for me. This one photograph came out of a series of about ten shots, and the moment she looked this particular way while preparing coffees for other customers, I thought, ah Vermeer!

I saw the photograph in black and white, but below is the color version… you see what I mean.

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