After being focused, the boy became strained

Boy being strained
Shot in Mumbai, India ©Tetsu Ozawa
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As I was walking through the streets of Mumbai, a boy came up to me. He seemed to be curious about my SLR camera. Yet, as I turned the camera to take the photo, his smile faded and his expression became tense. What I saw in the viewfinder was a dour face with his lips closed tight.

Many times, children come up to me with joy, but when I pointed the camera at them, their smiles would fade away. Is it bad the way I take photos? Well, even though they are interested in having photos taken, it is a bit nerve-wracking to have photos taken by a foreigner who is a stranger, isn't it?

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Sep 2012 INDIA PEOPLE

Where is Mumbai?

PHOTO DATA

No

6839

Shooting Date

Sep 2010

Posted On

September 26, 2012

Modified On

November 18, 2020

Place

Mumbai, India

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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