Faces in a crowd
I think I may have mentioned before my fascination with street photography – defined by Wikipedia as a type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions and other settings – and the wish I had the courage to do more. According to a little research, it is not against the law to take unauthorized photographs of people in Australia, although for an ordinary person I would suggest there is a moral obligation to respect a person’ wishes if they objected, and not to be sensitive to what one can see through the lens. Recently I attended a local festival, a sporting event and a farmer’s market at which I took shots of interesting faces, colourful characters, and others that appealed. Most folk were unaware, as I used a 70-200mm lens from a distance, but those I did ask readily agreed. So here is my first attempt at photographing strangers.