Maybe it was the act of surprise, the gesture, the happy accident of a slow auto-focus.
I’m not sure.
Is it possible to authentically photograph a person you have only just met?
As I edited today I couldn’t help but feel like I deserved a gold star, a blue ribbon. I felt like somehow in this single frame, I photographed in all honesty, a nature, an authentic disposition, a person.
But it is impossible to know a stranger.