Monday, January 14, 2008

just one more random shot


One thing struck me with those random pictures shot backhanded.
There was almost always a person looking into the camera.

They sensed they were observed.
When photographing street-life I have often taken my time,
aiming the camera purposely at groups of people,
or individuals, and it's like they never notice.

The obviousness of it might make them feel at ease?
i don't know. But that straightforward approach seems to make people more relaxed.
Or less suspicious.
Whether it's on the subway, in the streets of New York, or Hongkong, or elsewhere.
Maybe it just looks like a silly camera tourist snapping about.

But try to be sneaky and the antennas sprout out in alertness.
The news stand in the subway station at 14th street.

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