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The Challenges of Street Photography II

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To follow-up on the Challenges of Street Photography, here are two examples of people objecting to my camera pointing at them. The first was on the beach in Carmel-by-the-Sea in California. The second was taken in my wife’s home town, Einbeck, Germany. I was interested in the Humphrey Bogart poster in the background saying “Smokers Welcome.” He seemed to smoke constantly in his movies. But times have changed. If Bogart were alive today I wonder how he’d feel about his likeness being used to promote smoking.

What’s your favorite quote from Casablanca?  Mine is, “It doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t add up to a hill of beans in this crazy world.” The time was 1942. It seems some things never change. 2012 is shaping up to be an interesting if frightening year.

Carmel-by-the Sea, California

Smokers Welcome -- Einbeck, Germany

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Written by Ron Greene

January 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm

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  1. Ron, – you do amazing work! I love your photos and have so appreciated your generous work with the clients at Ritter Center. All the best to you in 2012.

    Cia Byrnes

    January 2, 2012 at 5:44 pm


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