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Johnny Cash-esque | by A Richie
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Johnny Cash-esque

Saturday Night on Mill Avenue in Tempe AZ.

While I took a knee to get a great angle this street performer walked over to me, grabbed & covered my lens and scolded me, I was surprised at his action and after my personal space, property and person were violated I backed up took aim and continued shooting.


No, I don't tip before I shoot :-(

From my point of view it would feel like cheating by paying for an image and that would take all of the sport out of what I call street photography. My approach is professional and confident with a sincere interest in the subject. I am not on the hunt for aggression but I do enjoy the reward of real emotion in an image. I don't provoke or instigate, as that too would be poor sportsmanship.


Looking at this image reminded me of the famous Johnny Cash "Flipping the bird" image.

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Taken on July 22, 2012