Chess Players

Contrary to the popular image of street photographers hanging around with small unobtrusive cameras such as Leica I tended to use much more in your face equipment, at one point I could be found wandering Paris with a Calumet 4×5 Monorail studio camera, a beast that weighed more than the average bicycle when cased up with a tripod and dark slides.
On this particular day I had something much more compact, a Kiev 88, which still couldn’t be described as stealthy given both its size and shutter noise like small arms fire.
That said it didn’t seem to faze these guys who were so engrossed in their game that they never once looked up despite my shooting an entire roll around them.