Taken on 3rd February, 2009 in Times Square, New York. Nikon D90, Exposure 1/125, Aperture f/5.6, Focal Length 18mm, ISO Speed 2500. Show on Flickr.

I've been thinking a lot about the inherent confrontation in the act of photographing people.

To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they can never see themselves, by having knowledge of them they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed

Susan Sontag, On Photography

As a result of a consistent urge to avoid this confrontation I've ended up with dozens of shots of peoples backs. This is one that I'm actually quite happy with though. Silhouetted against the iconic background, alluding the gaze of the viewer, this man becomes a mystery, refusing to be "posessed".