On Broadway in Capitol Hill. I was walking with a lens I’m not 100% comfortable with, the 90mm Summicron. That was the only lens I had with me that walk. I looked to my right as I walked past an open window looking into a restaurant. I focused — and the moment I clicked the shutter she was looking at me dead on.

One of the advantages of a rangefinder is that there is absolutely no blackout at all. The viewfinder is a very finely crafted, though inert, chunk of glass and metal. It doesn’t know you took a picture. It just… is. I saw her look as I heard the shutter snap.

Leica M10, 90mm Summicron @ f2 or 2.8, 1/180s, ISO 4000.