Standing room only on the cross-town bus through the grit, grain and noise of the city.
Another day, another play.
. . . . .
Looks like someone was sitting….
It was a tight squeeze!
At least he wasn’t reading ” The Illustrated Adventures of the Asshat Bandit”.
Hmmmm, how much do I want to know about this bandit????
Did this guy know you photographed him?
Yes! I was sitting on the bus, in a world of my own, when I looked up and saw the face of this book right in front of me. The reader appeared to be learning lines from the play, lowering the book from time to time at which point I asked for his permission to take the shot. He very graciously agreed, no questions, no pack drill and this is the single shot resulting from request and permission!
Beautifully done – it looks totally unrehearsed and candid. Maybe the fact that it was a one shot deal gives it its edge and vivacity. Love it!
Thank you Richard! It was very candid, unrehearsed and all done using gestures, silent nod of approval and very few words. I certainly felt more comfortable asking / gesturing with my camera, beforehand while he carried on with the reading, which he was totally absorbed in.
Wow fantastic image.
Love it 😀
I keep wondering if the man holding the book had thin curly hair, black-rimmed glasses, and a mustache.
It’s nice to zone out with a good read amongst the throng …
I could never read while standing on a bus or subway. I would have made everyone run from my stomach insides. hahaha It was extremely hard to keep myself from being nauseous whenever I traveled on public ; transportation. It may have been the sights; the sounds; the scents. ~~~~ : – O
Very nice! Is this typical of life in the big city?? It fits a stereotype about space…. That I have but I dunno!
Great capture Patti! I am always dying to take photos on the subway when I am in NY! The subject matter is endless. So far, the timing hasn’t worked, and I don’t wish to offend anyone you know? Margie
I am glad he had given you his permission… street photography can be so risky….though it is kind of fun of shooting people when they are entirely unaware 🙂 It amuzes me a lot. I like this pic!!!
MAX FRISCH – well known for us!
Love this shot! Love the depth and the naturalness of it all.
You are the Mary Poppins of New York City photography. No one can refuse you, and you make magic happen in the ordinary.
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