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I shot the photo yesterday afternoon at the intersection of West 3rd Street & Thompson Streets in Greenwich Village (near Washington Square Park), Manhattan, NYC. The handcuffed man had been apprehended, cuffed, searched, and arrested, and was about to be put in the paddy wagon. Three men in total were arrested. It was hard trying to figure out what went down ó but from listening to the three men, it seems one may have turned in the other for something involving drugs. I canít be sure as I only heard snippets of their conversation. The handcuffed guy in the photo was the most hostile of the three and right out of central casting. He was threatening violence against the cop searching him, and also one of his possible cohorts. I donít know why the handcuffed man is wearing two watches ó one on each wrist. The police acted professionally and didnít rise to the alleged ďperpísĒ provocations. Oh well, thatís the seamier side of street photography in the Big Apple. Shot with Kodak 120 black and white film, vintage flashbulbs and my trusty 1961 Rolleiflex.
You can see the photo on my Tumblr blog. http://danwagnerphotography.tumblr.com
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