This is not
simply a voyeuristic photograph; this picture makes a statement about life on
the street. This man has no place else to go. There are no public bathrooms on
State Street. The only bathrooms are in businesses, and these are all locked "for
customers only" places. Let's face it, the people on State Street have to eliminate
just like everybody else, and if they gotta go, they gotta go.
If the police had seen this person
doing this terrible deed, guess where he would have ended up. Yup, he would have
gone to jail.
This is not an activity I photograph
very often, these folks deserve at least a little bit of privacy, but I felt that
this was a subject that should be addressed. Why aren't there any public bathrooms
on the street?