This was a moment that turned into a confrontation. While taking pictures in NY with pal Tony Peter's I was about to take a picture of a cop leaning on a lamppost when this kid leaned into the shot to pitch his Rap CD to a grandmother. I held my position hoping he would back up, but he stayed there then noticed me. He confronted me and demanded I not take his picture. I said I'm taking a picture of the cop, not him. He ratted me out to the cop who hassled poor Tony. Filled with bravura that he had used the system to game the man, I asked to see his business license for selling his CD's and that when things got really ugly. The cop was really embarrassed he that to protect this young thugs rights. Now he got what he feared, his picture for everyone to see. The picture is called the pitch, but I was temped to call it the asshole.
On the easel ( cropped)... first warning this painting when finished is going to disturb some viewers.
artist I like Euan Uglow