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the pope of harlem | by hafeez raji
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the pope of harlem

I love shooting in Harlem. It can be intimidating at times but I love shooting there to test my self and learn to get over my fears. I basically make it a point to always have my camera on me and to never go through those days when I'd see an object, scene, portrait that was so delectably but once again proved a missed opportunity.

 

This particular shot I spotted ahead of time so I was snapping away at a distance before he caught me and started yelling something about how he didn't want to be photographed. He said it almost in passing and wasn't as nasty about it as I expected. I normally respect peoples wishes here, however when you see your shot, take it, so I will click a few more times before consenting. It's a fine line between church and state you know...but when the pope talks, you're kinda out of options but to listen.

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Taken on January 7, 2012