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  • I love the way people are when they believe nobody is watching them. It's a trick of human nature that the less aware we are of our surroundings the more we believe our surroundings are unaware of us, like babies playing peek-a-boo.

    The doorman's coat was being caught by the breeze and I thought it would make a good picture to catch it as he opened the door, a sort of 'job in motion' study. As I stood there I became frustrated that he was suddenly less inclined to stand in the position I needed. Then I looked up from his coat to his face and realised he was looking at various women's bottoms as they passed his doorway, completely unaware of me and my prying lens, though I was standing straight in front of him.

    I had a giggle to myself and decided that perhaps this was a better angle after all, and maybe far more true to how this doorman spent his days!
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