I took a walk around Sugar House on Saturday afternoon. Sugar House is a rather liberal pocket within Salt Lake Valley that many outsiders wouldn’t believe exists in this conservative community. For more details on the area, check out Bryan Catherman’s post on his Hopeless Writer blog.

I usually find when I am walking around taking pictures that it is easy to strike up conversations with, and ultimately photograph, interesting people. I don’t know if it is the professional looking camera gear that makes people want to talk, but a lot of them do.

Today’s capture of Robert is an example of this. While photographing the bulletin board behind him, I asked how we was doing. We then chatted for a bit about some of the happenings in the area. After our conversation I asked if I could take his picture – he readily agreed.

Do you prefer to sneak your street photos of people or do you like the bolder “How you ‘doin?” approach?

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L IS lens – 1/30, f/4, ISO 100