Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Missed Connections


I was running an errand in my old neighborhood and decided to stand on this corner and just watch people from behind my lens for a while.  I saw this woman sauntering across 23rd Street and apparently someone else noticed too.  Just before I took this photo the man seemed to make eye contact with the woman and she smiled a little with her eyes and kept walking.  He turned around to watch her walk away and I love that she had a knowing smile on her face.  I caught this split second exchange and it was a New York story waiting to unravel.

I thought about it for a while that afternoon and wondered whether he would post about her on the Craig's List missed connections page.  I always wonder why people would let the connection slip away instead of just going up to the person in the moment.  I've always been a bit impulsive.

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