Monday, September 16, 2013

Thematic Photographic 261 - Strangers in our midst

Willy Loman was here
Toronto, ON
August 2013
Photography in a public place is an iffy proposition on the best of days. The risk of shooting - optically, of course - strangers in an identifiable manner is always there. And in today's litigious world, it's all too easy to end up being sued by someone for capturing them in a compromising or embarrassing pose.

Sure, we're Canadians, and we're not supposed to be sue-happy. But it happens.

Still, I couldn't resist pulling the camera out as I followed this man north on Toronto's Bay Street, right near the Air Canada Centre (home of the Maple Leafs) and Union Station. His gait was as close to a shuffle as you can get in sneakers, and he seemed to carry his fatigue on his shoulders. I'll never know who he is, but we've all seen people like him.

Your turn: This week's Thematic theme is strangers in our midst. Find creative ways to shoot (again, with a camera, please) strangers, then share the photo on your blog or related web resource. Leave a comment here letting folks know where to find your masterpiece, then visit other participants to spread the joy. Use the #ThematicPhotographic hashtag in Twitter for further awareness-building - I'd like to build participation a bit, and every little bit helps. For more info on how Thematic works, please click here. Thanks y'all!


Glennis said...

My strangers is up!!

Michèle et Jean-Claude said...

Here is my contribution this week and I think I learned how to put it in HTML! Hopefully it works.

les étrangers parmi nous

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I have one stranger (and some locals).

21 Wits said...

Great stranger Carmi, he has such a deepness about the load he carries! I have my strangers among us here

Bob Scotney said...

Strangers at the seaside.

smalltownme said...

I have a sweet stranger.

Max Sartin said...

Here are strangers that I know, in a way.

Alexia said...

A few stranger pictures

photodoug said...

Carmi, here is our stranger. After taking the photo visited with the gentleman. He was a most pleasant fellow.