photos by owen on 2020-Dec-17.
One of the questions I get asked is if I ask people permission to take thier pictures. This is one of those Analysis paralysis issues when the decision to do something and the risks are locked together is circular loop. Eitherway I've been doing candid photography for years and it takes practice - I miss more shots than I get. Its impossible to ask everyone for permission and the whole point of these types of photos is that they are candid. Like going into the jungle and asking the birds if you can take thier picture. Jamaicans are culturally suspicious people which makes street photography difficult but no impossible. Taking photos from a moving vehicle is an option. It comes down to navigating a subtle but complicated scene of interactions in a space where photography is not very common even though every one has a phone camera but no one uses as such because phones are for making calls not for taking pictures.