Photography can be a social tool
if you get the voice out of your head
and actually use it out on the streets.
It's strange to think
how such a complex machine
can be used leverage such a simple human embrace
but every human being is looking for an excuse
an opportunity to make eye contact
and hold it
a single word
that can blossom
into a long-term relationship.
Deep down inside all of us
everyone wants to be seen
in the best light,
shared with the world.
The streets provide the photographer
a perfect social venue
to reach out to strangers
even when the world is in the midst of an epidemic -
no matter how dark everything appears to be.
Most photographers think street photography
and studio portrait photography are mutually exclusive
but the best moments are captured
when you combine the two.
There is a socially responsible way
to embrace each other from a distance
and photographers have the upper hand:
so if you are equipped with this tool
and shoot for it.