While in the town of Todos Santos in Baja, California, I just needed to say "Puedo tomar su foto?" and I would receive a "yes", "no", or a nod, as in the case of a gentleman in the doorway of a pool hall. This particular image was made originally with my favorite color slide film, Fujichrome Velvia 50, scanned and converted to black and white.
As is evident in these shots, I generally try to include some background in the image sequence that give a sense of place. Depending on the comfort level of the subject, I might then do more closeup shots.
embrace the possibilities and keep safe in your travels
until next Monday,
a passion for the image