Different things catch the eye of different people. Some of us are drawn to color, some to texture, some to symmetry, some to disorder. When I’m walking around looking for something to photograph I find characters draw my attention the most. Interesting situations can be great but if the people involved aren’t interesting characters a lot of times I won’t even raise up my camera.
What makes someone an interesting character, for me, could be a lot of things. The way they dress, the way they carry themselves, their expressions, and sometimes just a worldly way about them you can’t quite put your finger on can set people apart from the crowd. Even in a group of interesting characters most of time one of them will shine more than the other.
Sometimes only the eyes are needed to tell you everything.