When i asked this young street vendor to pose for a photo near the #spanishsteps, he paused in surprise but promptly ambled towards me without making any eye contact. His friend (shadow) teased, and laughed at him as he squinted against the afternoon Roman sun and settled in for this pose. i thanked him for his time with an over-enthusiastic wave, and he finally mustered a quick, broad smile before returning to his merchandise. It’s my favourite shot from the Spanish Steps.

When i asked this young street vendor to pose for a photo near the #spanishsteps, he paused in surprise but promptly ambled towards me without making any eye contact. His friend (shadow) teased, and laughed at him as he squinted against the afternoon Roman sun and settled in for this pose. i thanked him for his time with an over-enthusiastic wave, and he finally mustered a quick, broad smile before returning to his merchandise. 

It’s my favourite shot from the Spanish Steps.


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