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Three street-wisemen (or how I learnt to stop w...

Published April 2nd, 2013

I was 26 and had just dropped out from the postgrad program at the university; so with nothing better to do while searching a job, I took my camera and roamed around the city.

I was mostly shooting landmarks and sculptures, but then I entered in a small place and those three blokes started to call me out: "Hey, kid! Why don't you take a picture of us!?" And so I did. Then they asked me to show it to them. I was a little bit scared, but I decided that showing my fear was the worst thing I could do, so I firmly gripped the camera and walked towards them ready to show the picture. It wasn't great though, I was using a manual lens, everything in manual mode and the dynamic range of the scene was much greater than what the camera could handle.

But they still liked it. One of them asked me if I was good at running, and by that time I was in quite a good shape so I answered yes, what he replied "Oh, then I won't bother trying to steal your camera!". Then we talked a little bit, the guy aske ...

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