*Homeless in San Francisco*
Before I landed in San Francisco I was told by several people that the homeless problem had become much much worse. Apart from a (frankly not reassuring) walk through the Tenderloin as I was going to a meeting I’m not sure I felt it was worse than the last time I was around, but it sure is bad. I loved the positive message that this guy was broadcasting though.
The Right Spot
Fuji TX2, 45mm, f/4, 1/100s, ISO 400
Film: Kodak T-Max 400
Shooting homeless people is both a testimony of something deeply wrong with our society and an invasion of their privacy which some of them legitimately find offensive. The way I approach this is to do it very openly so that if they object they have plenty of time to let me know. This guy didn’t object. I reframed the vertical panorama shot here, since I had way too much sky and pavement. Even though the ratio isn’t academic, I quite like the result.