This old man was walking in the center of Rome near Chiostro of Bramante. Lockdown was over few days before I took this photo, and we were all afraid about the future. This old man was walking with his newspaper and he wear the mask for COVID protection. He was thinking about something we can’t know.
As soon as I seen him, he touched my heart. He was just sitting there singing, it was almost like he was waiting for something, something more then some lose change or a dollar. In his eyes I saw something, perhaps like hope; maybe others sees him like hopeless, however, I just saw a man waiting for hope.
This photo I took while on vacation for a few days. It was on May and it was still a little chilly out, it was almost summer so the temperature was perfect. Walking through the streets of China Town, New York and surrounded with its beautiful people, I saw this gentleman standing, it looked like he was just resting or taking a small break from his job. I think he saw me taking his picture; he was staring straight at the camera. I just hope he was smiling behind that mask.