WPC: A Face in the Crowd

I love street photography. But since I don’t like to ask strangers to pose, and to avoid difficult situations, all my shots are candid and, at least 80 percent of the time, from behind. For that, subjects must be unique in some way, be it in their attitude, actions, looks and/or style. They must stand out in the crowd, and not be just a Face in the Crowd.



I shot this photograph on the day Hawaiians woke up to a false alarm about an incoming ballistic missile. Although it was a false alarm, it took the state authorities 40 minutes to tell the population to disregard it, so panic ensued. When reviewing my photos, I thought this scene looked like panicked parents rushing their children to safety. Thus the title…