I take pictures of people I don’t know.
Sometimes they smile, sometimes they frown. I can try to make educated guesses but in truth I never really know how they are going to respond.
I have been prowling streets for only slightly more than half a year now, but have accumulated some encounters you may find interesting.
The above is from the Foreword to a photo-essay, “If Looks Could Kill: When Strangers Notice You Taking Their Picture.” Click on the title if you wish to read the 26 page pdf.
That’s a cross on a chain she seems to be putting back into her purse, for all the good it hasn’t done her.