DARWIN, Australia. I stop in my tracks for two things: the delicious scent of grilled chicken is becoming too difficult to ignore, and the sunset’s afterglow illuminating the night market is just too irresistible not to be captured. I take a deep breath, raise my camera, and work the shutter. When I put my camera down, I find a complete stranger, around ten meters away, smiling at me.
The stranger is a man, probably in his mid-forties, making his way through the crowd with his eyes fixed on me. And he’s still smiling.