Some have questioned where I have gotten these so-called "rules of street photography." And that is a fair question.
I was hiking in the mountains of New York state when I came across an old rusted camera that was embedded in a rock. I was told by locals that whoever could pull the camera from the rock would run into street Merlin and that street Merlin would in turn lead me to the Lady of the Runoff that would forever look after me and protect me.
I easily took the camera from the rock. It was really just the winter thaw that made it possible. The camera was unlike any camera I had seen before. It only had one word imprinted on it: Excalibur.
It was too rusty to take images with, but there was still film in it. I rewound the film, and had it developed at my local lab where this image appeared.
I called it the Lady of the Runoff and had it printed. Soon after, I received an email from the Lady of the Runoff with what she promised would make me famous if I stuck to the rules and that it was okay to share the rules but not all at the same time.
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