Wednesday, 6 June 2012

The Convoy

I usually take pictures of cyclists secretly, not because I'm afraid for my life, but because, as every social scientist knows, people behave differently when they are aware of the presence of a camera. Nonetheless, sometimes they notice me and the result is amusing.

I spotted this group of advertiser-cyclists, a popular job in recession-hit Ireland, and thought to myself the group can make a nice photo for Dublin's Cyclists, especially because of the covered face of the leading cyclist. However, he saw me, raised his left hand and showed me the finger, not in the rude way, but as if he was the victor of a war. The photo was taken on 19 May 2012 in Exchequer Street.

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