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Where To Set One’s Eyes by Bogotron

Ah, the games we play in life.  I met this girl and I thinks she likes me.  I mean she touched my shoulder as she laughed at my joke and I’ve always heard that if they touch you then you’re in, right?  That Greenpeace volunteer up ahead has a clipboard and is stopping people on the street.  If I put on my sunglasses and ignore them, maybe they won’t ask me for a minute of my time.  These games we play are all about body language, about how we interact with each other, about how we communicate with each other without talking, about how we maneuver through our daily lives.  After all, life is the biggest game of them all.

Bogotron has captured a moment we’ve all experienced before, if not on a daily basis.  You’re crammed on a Metro car full of complete strangers.  The last thing you want to do is talk to them or make them think that it’s OK to talk to you.  Maybe you put on your headphones or maybe you burry your face in your Sudoko book.  Maybe you wear your sunglasses, one of my biggest pet peeves.  You might glance at someone but not for long — wouldn’t want to be caught staring.  You’ve had a hard day at the office and all you can think about is getting home, petting your dog, cracking open a beer, and doing it all again tomorrow.  This is your life, and mine too.

Hailing from the Mile High City, Max has also lived in Tinsel Town, the Emerald City, as well as the City of Brotherly Love. Now a District resident, he likes to write about cool photos by local photographers, the DC restaurant and bar scene, or anything else that pops into his mind.

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  1. A note from someone who peeves ya: my sunglasses are prescription. If I don’t wear ’em, I can’t see. If I stop to remove ’em and switch to my regular glasses, I get in everyone’s way. So if it’s only a stop or 2, or if I’m running late, I gotta wear shades. Oh well…

  2. No worries, Ruthie. It’s the people who wear them in malls, in restaurants, etc the really bug me. I wonder if it’s because they’re really insecure or if they think they’re incredibly cool? Maybe they have prescription lenses like you. :)

  3. I commute on the metro and I notice the same thing… best thing to do is ignore them, that is what they want. I usually do my best to make people nervous with my nikon, they don’t know if I am taking pictures of them or the train.