I came across this sweet group of people after photographing the bird feeder. these devoted folks were basically evangelizing while walking the streets of downtown Worcester. They did not mind having their photographs taken, in fact, welcoming it. That shows on their faces. they were happy, kind, and determined. And despite being harassed by cars driving by, and pedestrians, they forged ahead, wanting to spread their word. Groups such as this could make for great photojournalistic studies again this summer. Once again, Nikon F2S, Nikkor 35mm f/2.8 Ai, and Ilford FP4 Plus, which is maybe the closest thing we have left to Kodak Plus-X. I love this sequence, and months later, recall how warm and kind these people were to me as I photographed them.
For once, after all the times I have tried street photography in a photojournalistic manor, jackpot. This was a very fun afternoon. I hope this group found what it was they were looking for. I certainly did. Now I see why the 35mm lens was so popular for the genre in its heyday. You can focus precisely and quickly. And, you have a perspective that looks, to my eye at least, to be more of a “normal” perspective than the 50mm does. And the lens has no distortion at all.