Invisibility #1

Juan Ortega Photography

I have been interested in street photography ever since i got tired of taking so many sunsets and panoramas that were not very satisfying so some years ago i decided to try street photography, but i ran into a problem, how am i going to photograph strangers in the street without them getting angry . I had a problem and i could not get rid of the problem, then one day while on a street i noticed a group of young people that were very excited for some reason and i thought of taking a photo of them but then it hit me again, that feeling of shame, i got angry because i had given up to many photos already because of that feeling but this time i gathered enough anger that i did not give a rats ass if they knew i was taking photos of them so i went ahead and took the photos and to my surprise they didn’t even blink or noticed i had taken the photos, i remember thinking i must be invisible, so i kept taking photos and they didn’t notice me, so much that one of the guys almost bumped into me and said “Sorry sir i didn’t see you” to which i answered ” Everything is fine young man, no harm done” that’s when i confirmed that i was invisible and only when they bump into you do you become visible.
So i decided to test my invisibility again with another group of people, this time they were older almost of my age (64) and i aimed the camera at them and they immediately noticed i was going to take the photo so they smiled, and i took the photo, so that’s when i realized the invisibility cloak only works with young people not with old ones.Of course it’s not that i am invisible but that most people are not aware of their surroundings if they are involved with other people, so it’s almost as if you were invisible to them because  they are so busy interacting with each other that they don’t notice the guy with the camera. I like to take the photos without the subjects knowing they are being photographed because that’s a more natural photo. So i found out that certain people in certain conditions will not notice you. I was excited about my new findings and i intended to keep on with my research in invisibility.
To be continued.