Ryan was walking toward me with his friend, Mia. When I asked for a favor, they had no reservations about cooperating. But they showed no interest in the project, and neither wanted to see their image on the LCD. Both are native Sarasotans, and graduated from local high schools.
I have to reexamine my approach. I am having a run of strangers who agree to the photograph, but are not approachable for a meaningful encounter. Maybe 50% have been this way recently. Maybe I need someone else to watch me and look for weak points in my approach.