I’m not a street photographer, far from it, I am not only very hesitant to engage with people on the street, I am also very afraid that when taking candid shots they will see me shooting and think I’m up to something nefarious and then accost me (verbally and physically). While I like the genre, understand some things about it, try to encourage others into pursuing it, I don’t see myself excelling at it at any time.
While there are times when I am afraid to take a photo of people as they go about their daily lives, there are those other moments when the people of Guyana surprise me (whether they mistake me for a tourist or are just in that mood, I don’t know) and they literally ask for their photo to be taken, most times I am still hesitant, but I do sometimes simply swing the camera in their direction and shoot.
Georgetown Seawall | Seawall Public Road
By the way, that’s a Banks Beer in his hand :-)
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