Somewhere in Haifa on August 11, 1995.

Is it OK to photograph people from behind? Some people think it isn't and are very vocal in their opposition against it. I think they are misled - either by some "code of honor" which probably originates from watching too many western movies or by their notion (which they try to impose on everybody else) that street photography is only valid if you're shooting street portraits after reaching a mutual agreement between the photographer and the subject.

If that wasn't clear already, I totally disagree. There are lots of reasons why in certain situations "shooting" people from behind is OK. And you should never have to justify how your photos were created - if you think they're good, that's fine.

Shot with the Nikon on Tri-X which I developed in Rodinal.

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