I shot this photograph during one of those times when everything came together. I was in the right place at the right time and was able to capture the moment unobtrusively; that is the key and so very difficult to achieve: unobtrusively. This man never knew that I even took his picture.
The result does please me. There is something kindly in his expression yet he appears on the verge of smiling, as if he sees something that most people don’t and it makes him smile to himself. His smile is almost in the Mona Lisa category. It’s mysterious. We can’t quite read it and it isn’t a full smile yet. Will it ever be? This unknown quality creates the mystery and thus is the core of its charm.