Human nature and personal stories are fascinating subjects and the primary reasons for my love of street photography. Behind each face, beneath each bristly or broken exterior is a person with a story to tell, a history just waiting to be uncovered.
While photographing some other subjects at Washington Square Park in New York City, this gentleman, inebriated to the point of barely being able to walk, thrust himself literally in front of my lens to have his picture taken. He was a nice chap, going on and on about how I was a “good man” as he tried to keep from falling into my camera. He started yelling after me as I walked away, angry that I ignored his demands for a cash payout. But, in his current state, I had little fear that he could continue pursuit after a few, staggered yards.
Shutter speed: 1/125
Focal Length: 50mm (Canon 50mm f/1.8)