Life with no script, no agenda. That’s candid. And it’s at the heart of much of street photography.
Street wandering sometimes brings you into contact with the most interesting people. This young man was waiting to cross the intersection while taking his snake out for a walk, and passersby couldn’t resist asking him if they could pet it. He was apparently a good-natured sort, not minding the impromptu zoo experience life handed him.
What really struck me as touching in this scene was the mutual friendliness of everyone. In the midst of a world that often seems deranged, this was a moment of sanity and connection.
Canon Powershot SX160IS was used to capture this. Topaz Adjust was used to create the simplified style, and Photoshop added the b&w layer and a little dodging and burning to increase the contrast in selected areas.
Exposure Data: ISO 100, f/5, 1/320