There is a recurring character in many of my composites. The inspiration for "the man" was a simple grab shot taken on the Oregon coast. It's of an older gentleman holding an umbrella for his female companion. Because the man almost completely obscures the woman, there is the illusion that the man is standing alone in the rain staring out to the ocean. While there is nothing special about this original shot, I later incorporated the man in one of my first composites. (below)
A few years later, the man returned -- as a younger simpler version of his former self. Soon thereafter, the man became a common sight in my composites.