It never ceases to amaze me that someone will allow a total stranger to make a photograph of them.
Sharing a few minutes of time with them often is all that is needed for them to allow the camera to be used.
Here are a couple of interesting characters I met recently while walking around Byron Bay.
Lester is a well known member of the local indigenous community. He is the brother of the late Micky Kay, one of the most respected of the local indigenous elders who used to perform welcome to the country ceremonies at local events.
Dan was singing and dancing in the main street with a couple of friends. It was noticeable that a lot of passers-by would rather not interact with them. Their loss. We ended up having a great laugh. I say suspend judgement, you may have fun.
If you are out walking around your home town try to make conversation with a stranger. You never know what might happen. If you carry your camera - all the better.