Old Navy’s Fred

If you wander into the Old Navy Store on State Street in Chicago you may bump into Fred. He has worked there for years, he’s very patient, nice and accommodating and did his level best to help us get the best bargains while shopping!
This isn’t a great photo, it was a candid photo taken in bad light and the focus settled on the background but I had to include him as a nice memory of our trip.




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    Cornell Finch March 5, 2006

    Actually, I don’t think the focus point is too much of a problem for the shot. It conveys that Fred is certainly a busy bunny, he’s talking on the phone and trying to serve someone who’s gesticulating at him at the same time (the moving hand).

    I think it’s a great catch. Did he say anything about you taking the picture?

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    Donncha March 5, 2006

    Thanks Cornell for that reassurance! He was surprised I think but smiled and took it well.

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    Micki March 5, 2006

    Awesome photos you’ve posted recently. You have a great eye for this style of photography.

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    Gavin March 5, 2006

    I agree with Cornell. It shows how hard he works. Great capture!

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    coffeelover March 7, 2006

    Lovely feel to this shot. If I hadn’t real the Old Navy sign in the background, I would have thought this was an image from the 50s or 60s.

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    Cornell Finch March 9, 2006

    Just shown my wife this piccy and she says “it’s not Fred, it’s Morgan Freeman!” 😀

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    Donncha March 9, 2006

    I really have to get back to Chicago and tell him that! Thanks for the positive feedback!

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    Flickr: PEEJ0E September 13, 2006

    PEEJ0E has posted a comment:

    Cool! This would look GREAT on my OLD NAVY group!

    Old Navy's Fred

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    Old Navy Coupons January 21, 2008

    I’ve never seen fred at old navy before, I wonder if he still works there. Nevertheless, old navy is a superb clothing store – it’s one of my most favourite places to shop on weekends.

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