Cruising the streets in Atlanta on a Tuesday morning seems to be a bit slow for street photography. I’d assume most people are at work, but that seemed to work out great because interesting people stood out more. It’s also a lot more walking to find people and things happening.
Currently, Sean and I have no rhyme or reason to what days/times we venture out other than what we both have free. We also don’t have any specific spots. Sometimes we just sit around at a certain place waiting for someone to come along. Other times, we just hike it through town just to see what we find. Oddly, we’ve been keeping track of the distance we walk and are averaging about 7 miles a day. That’s some good sole burning and exercise.
Sometimes we like to just capture what’s happening as we are exploring, other times we like to approach specific people. We came across Dave, a proud drug addict living on the streets, and he even carried around a flyer on drug addiction. After talking with him a bit I asked if I could take a photo and he said, “Sure. This is what I think about it”.
As we made our way around the Little 5 Points area, we noticed a homeless man begging for change. I was actually surprised by how many people gave him money. I would also see even more people try to avoid him, turn him down, or just smile as they continued on with their day. I don’t blame them though, I’m pretty leery about giving money to people on the streets because of people like Dave. I’m not interested in contributing to drug problems.
Overall we didn’t get much other than a lot of exercises but had a great time. Maybe next week will be better.
I can’t believe that guy is actually happy about being a drug addict. Some people are just crazy I guess.