Photographer's Note

I had been wandering around the streets of Bo-Kaap searching for photo ops where I came across this pleasant looking Cape Malay gentleman outside his house. Admittedly, different cultures and people have different ideas about being photographed and be sensitive to these differences is vital. I took some time patiently trying to communicate with him using universal gestures like pointing at my camera, smiling and gently pointing at him as if asking permission knowing well that if he refused then I just walk away. He is after all, doing me a favour and not the other way round.

Fortunately, I caught good eye contact there with a surprising respond of a smile on his face. My presence had somehow distracted him momentarily, but I always marvel at what was presented before my lens - his time and the kind of humanity subject and grab shot on the street that I always love doing.

Scanned to tif digital format using Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV

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