Often in street photography the captured moment is very abstract, as the photographer may not know what the “actual” situation is. The capture is purely visual frozen moment. Take this photograph for example of three people having conversation in the middle of the street. The focal point seems to be the man’s reaction to some story presented by the woman on the right and her fist gesture in the air. This is further emphasized by observatory look the woman on the left gives the man. He seems to be tense, and it is not only expressed in his face but also by uneasy positioning of his hands.
Here is a situation I think I have completely misread at the time of taking this photograph. The two women of the opposite ends of the view are focused on the man in the middle. My initial thought was: he must be a good looker, a catch, so to speak. Than when I looked at home at this picture I see site of reservation on their faces. It got me thinking a bit why would he generate such strange reaction. more