Jon Crispin's Notebook


Posted in People by joncrispin on 20/11/2011


When I first started wandering around with a camera, it seemed very easy to photograph people in public.  No one paid much attention to me and I wasn’t self-conscious about snapping pictures.  Something has changed in the last few years.  I totally understand it; people are nervous about why someone would be photographing them.  Just after I took this shot, this woman looked up at me and I felt kind of bad.  The really cool image would have been her looking at me and smiling, but there is no way I could have taken that shot nowadays without her being startled and possibly upset.  I often try to engage with people so that I can get their permission to take a photo, and I really should have done it here.  I am sure she would have been more than happy if I offered to send her a print.

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