Low light street photography is one of my favorite past times. I don’t know what it is about the night, but I love exploring foreign cities with a single lens. Maybe it’s the range of light and shadow at night, or the simplicity of a single click. Maybe it’s because I can observe from afar and blend into the background like Forrest Whitaker in Ghost Dog (a movie I highly recommend)? Either way, it is something I do whenever I get the chance. This image was shot a couple years back in the town of San Miguel, MX. At night the entire town comes out to dance and sing in the main plaza. Local vendors line the streets selling everything from art to the best churros you have ever tasted. I couldn’t pass up this eclecticism. I debated if I should encourage the vendor (who you can barely see in the right side of the cart) to step out for the photograph. I wondered if the image needed more ‘human element’. I decided it didn’t, and made the image as I found it. If you view the image larger, you easily see the vendor day dreaming in the distance. That was the mystery I was after.