Bam Bahadur Thapa, the chief operator of the Grindi Khola Micro Hydro Village Electrification Project, stands proudly in the micro
hydro power house in Kharbang village, Baglung district. This system has operated since 2002, now serving 972 households and
35 businesses and community facilities.
When you're out shooting pictures of strangers in the street you tend to make instant judgements about whether or not your subject is going to react badly. Most people don't mind. Some are puzzled, some are amused. But it's like patting a pitbull. Most are fine. But there's always the one........ When I saw this guy coming towards me (along Meath Street) he looked so badass, I just had to take a picture. He was probably the nicest person in the world, but I wasn't taking chances. Hence the low angle of the shot as I took it 'from the hip'. That said, I rarely ask people for permission because once you do, they start to pose and I want to capture life in Ireland as it is. I don't think you could pose a picture like this.
What are your thoughts about photographing strangers without their permission?