Panic Stations

My form of street photography involves a patient eye and blending into the background, preferably not seen nor heard. I take my shots and avoid any form of confrontation. I like this style of photography as it allows me to observe the world from my little corner of the world. Embarrassingly, it is stalker-ish.

So it came as a huge surprise when these two chaps waved to me and asked me to take their shots. I took the shot but I must admit I was so surprised that I could do no better than press the shutter. There was no art to it other than their cool posing.

You won’t see me act all brave like other photographers and ask if they can take a photo. I’ll run a mile. Things are slightly different when I’m prepared and have the time to slowly build up my courage and wriggle myself into position to take the photo.

Maybe some day I’ll gather enough courage or get over my own self erected inhibitions to respectfully take photos of people face on with their consent.

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