Bruce Gilden is a street photographer from New York City. He has typical Noo Yawk speech, and attitude. Not only does he NOT ask permission for portraits, he gets really close and uses flash! I cannot imagine doing that, but it comes second nature to him. His website is HERE.
In June, 2011, street photographer and blogger, Eric Kim, met and interviewed him. The blog post has a most provocative title, "Bruce Gilden, Asshole or Genius?" That pretty well sums up the reactions to his style of photography. See it HERE.
This youtube video is embedded within Eric Kim's post.
And here is another video about Bruce Gilden, while photographing in England.
Quite a character.
So, what is your verdict, A-hole or genius?