Street Photography

For many years, I used to roam the streets of Hollywood, asking random people if I could photograph them. My standing rule was that once I got ten refusals, I’d quit for the day. I’d easily garner a dozen photos a day because, after all, it was Hollywood. Now that I’m back on the East Coast, I’ve had to tone down that pursuit because, frankly, people here are much more uptight and ten “no’s” come quick and fast. People here in Maryland are by nature very suspicious. They are convinced that I’ve got some nefarious plan to do something evil with their image, like post it on the internet.

That being said, over the course of a couple of years here in Maryland, I’ve managed to capture a few candid shots of people. Here’s an example.

This photo dovetails nicely with Travel With Intent’s One Word Sunday Challenge. This week the word is steps. Thanks for letting me join in the fun!

Published by Russell Smith

I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Maxwell, Nigel, Pirouette and GarGar.

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