A matter of happenstance on Flickr.
The entrance to the 7th St./Metro Center MTA station never lacks for…let’s call it flavor. And flavor often lends itself to happy accidents. Or whatever kind of accident this wound up being. I had planted myself near the top of the escalator and was photographing a scene nearby when this gentlemen came into my field of view. Subtlety has never been my strongest move but I tried—lord knows I tried—to be a fly on the wall. No luck. A bright yellow smartphone is a not easily hidden from view. He spotted me but said nothing. I got the sense that he wasn’t pleased. I couldn’t really tell what he was. Impaired in some way? I don’t know but my inclination was to nod politely, offer a vague smile and go about my business.