There’s an interesting story behind taking this photo above.
It’s the car parking area of Jackson Heights in New York, shot in October 2013. It was a pleasant morning and I was just framing this cab from the other side of the driveway. Cabs in Bangladesh have poor conditions; by contrast, these cabs would make a great impression to my Bangladeshi folks, that’s why I was framing this photo.
While I was taking the shot, I took multiple shots in different focal lengths but when I turned my eye away from the viewfinder, I noticed another car was standing on the driveway. It took me a second to realize she was waiting for me to finish capturing the photo, and when I was, she simply drove away.
I literally had to look at that car for the next few moments as it vanished into the traffic. I wouldn’t expect that sort of courtesy from a lot of people.
Simple yet interesting memories like this is what makes photography interesting to me. Every snap holds not just a photo but also some moments, memories and thoughts with it.
Why do you do photography?