My trust is not granted

You must prove yourself worthy of it

You must prove yourself worthy of it

This is what I felt the eyes of this little boy telling me in an old Shanghai alley. He created a shield for himself just in case, hiding behind it half playfully and half in fear of the strange and the unfamiliar. I was with a photographer friend there and we both could feel when it was the right time to stop pushing the limits of innocent trust. It was one of those precious moments that street photography grants you, rare, human, and unforgettable.

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  1. A classic image.. so affecting for the viewer.

  2. Really a wonderful shot.
    I love it!

  3. Great photo! I love it

  4. Excellent composition. A beautiful moment, beautifully caught. 🙂

  5. What great emotions and texture in this photograph.

  6. i love this photo. mistrustful, perhaps … but it seems to me your subject loves you. tony

  7. life offer us opportunty but bing carfull about what kind ,,,,and the love to play of the boy,,,,

  8. A great moment captured, as always Mimo.

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