Traditionalist street photographer dogma says one’s subject should never know that an image is being made of them. Some part of this is rooted in the idea that the photographer should be an absolutely objective observer and should never influence the scene they’re observing. At one level this is a totally reasonable impulse but there’s another level at which it’s patently ridiculous. To get an image, you have to maneuver, speed up, slow down, or stop, crouch or get up on your tippy toes while bringing up to your face a camera that makes a sound. Basically, a lot goes into making an image that causes a street photographer to stand out among people who are otherwise going about their day and sometimes they get caught making the image. In fact, sometimes the photographer’s actions produce a reaction that makes the image great. Because the reality is that the photographer is, and always will be, a part of the scene. So much for objective observation.