Subway King

Almost forgot about this shot.  The guy was begging in a subway in Birmingham, saw my camera and wanted his photo taken.  Got him the price of a cup of tea for his friendly banter.  Does this count as “Street photography”?

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13 Responses to “Subway King”

  1. Chillbrook

    I don’t know about street photography but I think this is a really nice picture. Someone so obviously down on their luck finding something to smile and be happy about is great. You’ve captured this man’s indomitable spirit and that makes it a very good portrait in my opinion.

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  2. m5son

    I think that is the definition of street photography. I once saw a guy in Vegas who had trained his dog to lay across his lap and look needy. He held up a sign that said “please help, dog needs surgery.” It cracked me up and the dude started laughing as well.

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  3. ManoliRizoFotografia

    La verdad es que este tipo de personas me dan mucha pena, pero en esta ocasión has captado el lado menos triste de esta situación, ¡me gusta!, saludos

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