POTD: Outlook

POTD: OutlookOutlook Paris, France 2013

Did you notice how there’s essentially no one in this cafe scene who seems to be looking away from the camera? A couple of folks in a side view, but no one facing the opposite direction from the camera. This is the standard setup for the outdoor seating areas of cafes in Paris. It’s all about the spectacle of people watching. I was surprised that with all the scrutiny us folks on the streets seemed to be getting, rarely did it even seem to register on them that they were being watched too–and photographed. Or maybe they did and just didn’t care. There are so many cameras being brandished by tourists like myself, that people get desensitized to them.]]>