To be honest, taking this kind of photograph gets more troubling with the passage of time. I see too many of these people, many of them young like this man. I don’t know if this is a drug overdose but I do know, passed out like this in a subway station isn’t a sign of a healthy person.
It was 87 degrees when I made this photograph so I’m unsure why this man is wearing his hat. His gaze is definitely unsettling. However, I’ve been doing this street shooting long enough to resist conclusions about his character. That said, I’m glad he didn’t see my camera.
There are some folks on the street of this city that I’d prefer not tangling with. In situations like these my tiny Ricoh camera is very helpful.
For the last few hot and steamy days, the cooling spray of the Frog Pond fountain has provided hundreds of local youngsters a happy relief. Standing on the edge of this splashing joyful gathering yesterday I wished I was 5 years old again. Come to think of it, sitting here today writing this I wish the same thing.
It’s crying shame that black men still feel it’s necessary to call attention to this.
The subway is always a good hunting ground for candid photographs. I was initially intrigued by this composition because of the red coke can and red bag he was holding. However the more I thought about it, his hat, tired face and posture carried the day which made a black and white image more appropriate.
They ran a BAA 10k marathon today starting and finishing in Boston Common. The crowd was huge and the runners knocked themselves out
You never know what might happen in an otherwise drizzly, boring day. Today, while I was running errands on Charles Street a swarm of big fire trucks came roaring up to a “Figs”, a pizza joint, apparently thinking it was on fire. It wasn’t, but I got a good photograph of one of the firemen pointing at something on the roof.