I love the split second of eye contact shared between people in motion. Cars, buses, bikes, trains, doesn't matter as long as someone is moving.
It's so fleeting, so trivial, and because of that I find it so liberating. In that brief moment, anything is possible and for once there's no need to consider repercussions.
Sometimes it's a cheeky wink and flirtatious smile at an eager young man as I pass him on a bus, knowing I'll never see him again.
Perhaps a silly face made at a coaster full of school kids on a trip, their roaring laughter and enthusiasm to respond visible despite panes of glass between us.
My favorite, a tiny encouraging smile shared between myself and a woman behind a car window as she watches me weave through city traffic on bike.
It seems so wonderfully human to me. I see you, you see me, and in milliseconds we can ascertain so much about the other's current state, just by a look on their face.
Or maybe that's just me over thinking things while bored out of my mind on long bus rides 😅
Do you like to stare at people as you drive past?
PS. Normally I try to avoid posting photos of children, but I love this shot too much not to post it. Street photography is such an ethical dilemma on so many levels!