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ballad of an old man

Exposure:0.02 sec (1/50)


Focal Length:40 mm

ISO Speed:1600


This is Mohammed (or Mo, as he likes to be called). Mo is homeless, so I see him quite often while roaming the back alleys of Vancouver with my camera.


He's a funny guy -- he always has something to sell me. The first time, it was woman's shoes. This time it was a progressive scan dvd player (seriously). I've always wanted to photograph him, but he is very nervous about being seen on the internet. I talked him into letting me take a shot in which he would not be identifiable. And I kept my promise :)


Sometimes a constraint can lead to an interesting photo.


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Taken on March 18, 2008