Pink Car - Doug Johnson

Well, it's been a while since my last POTW but I have a good reason -- we're selling our house. Turns out selling a house is REALLY time-consuming so lots of important things (art, exercise, cooking, entertainment, etc.) have been pushed aside.


However, I've still had time to think about photography so here's a couple of quotes that have been on my mind lately:


"If staring is rude, then what is photography?" (@brianmcw on Instagram)

"Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies." (Diane Arbus)


Pink Car

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My preference is always to ask strangers for permission to photograph them but sometimes it isn't possible -- like this photograph of three tourists and a driver flying by in a vintage pink car on the Prado in Havana. Legally, there is no privacy protection in public but most people would be quite surprised to discover their picture in a show or on a web site. What if the woman in the back seat is a Russian spy -- or wanted for jewelry theft in London -- or in town for a tryst with her Cuban boyfriend? ;-)


So I admit, the permission quandary is occasionally vexing but for some images we'll all just have to live with it!


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