I walked through Hyde Park in Tampa, a neighborhood through I had not photographed. And I got a few rejections. My success rate is around 75%, so I seldom get multiple rejections in a row. Finally, Wendy and Liz headed my way, and Wendy was receptive to being photographed. Liz was not, but Wendy sort of shamed her into it.
As we parted, they conversed in Spanish. To me, this is significant. Over the past couple of years, I have noticed the indisputable fact that Latinos almost uniformly decline being photographed by me. I don’t know why. Maybe my Anglo appearance is a put off. Who knows.
But I appreciated the opportunity to photograph Liz and Wendy.