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Give Me Weed | by Ian Sane
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Give Me Weed

Technically speaking this isn’t one of my better shots. Since the man holding the sign is homeless he probably doesn’t own the best in hair products, thus, his extremely long bangs were creating a massive shadow over his eyes. I did what I could to lighten the area but I could only do so much without making it look worse. Plus, the sun was at its highest peak and that’s usually a big no-no when shooting but as a street photographer you have to take the moments as they present themselves, even if it was the middle of the day.


I circled around the area trying to find the best angle and I couldn’t help but overhear the conversation between the young man holding the sign and the police officer. He was actually taunting her with comments like: “you probably know the best places to buy pot, don’t you? Can you tell me where so I can get some?” Even I joked with her a little asking: “So, are you here to make sure he doesn’t get his pot?” She wasn’t amused.


He seemed quite fearless of any potential consequence from his actions. I can see why, though. What’s the worst that can happen? Get shelter and a free meal from being arrested?


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Taken on July 9, 2011