Vices by John Caruso
Gear: Canon 7D, EF40mm f/2.8 STM
Exposure: f/5.6 at 1/4000, ISO 1000, Natural Light, B/W conversion in SilverEfex Pro
While on a walk through Chicago's Chinatown, I meandered about with camera in hand looking for interesting scenes to shoot. I happened to see this gentleman and grabbed a shot on the go. I was using my small camera kit comprised of my 7D fitted with Canon's
wonderfully small and high performing 40mm pancake lens. It's an unobtrusive kit that makes for great street photography.
When I captured this image, I was shooting for the visceral moment. It wasn't until I got back to my computer that I saw the second vice--the bottle in his pocket--which ended up transforming this shot from an interesting story into a very interesting story.