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)
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!