As I was walking around Jardin, a pueblo in the mountains of Antioquia, Colombia, I spotted this man hanging out in a windowsill.
From the street, he looked perfectly framed, so I quickly asked his permission for the shot, at which point he sort of came to attention.
When taking people’s photos, I prefer to catch them acting naturally, however if I want to do the right thing and get their permission, they’ll almost always change what they’re doing in small ways because they know they’ll be on camera.
Oftentimes, that messes up the reason I wanted the shot in the first place, but this Colombian man simply adjusted his posture to look straight at me
It turned out to be one of my favorite photos from Jardin, as well as Colombia.