I’ve told you guys before how matsuri—festivals — in Japan are strange. These old fellas appear to be having a good time. The middle one is suppose to be a fox. This is from Toyokawa Inari, and foxes are the guardians of or at least the messengers for Inari. There are thousands of fox everything all over this place. Like here.
I don’t do a lot of people photography. It’s not that I don’t like it — far from it; in fact, people photos are among my favorites. The reason I don’t do a lot is because I don’t like the idea of secretly photographing people, either with a zoom lens or with a hidden camera. Most of the people photography you come across on the Internet is done in one of those ways. This is nothing new; even in the film days most people photography was taken in secret. Flip through an old film camera magazine and will find ads where you can order special bodies with bent mirrors so you point the body straight ahead, but secretly the viewfinder shows you what is to your left and photos that.