Why you should always have a camera on you at all times. This little ‘un was playing peekaboo with us at Xochimilco. I got another shot, now heavily filtered, which I like just as much. I will, despite my recent post about the problems I had photographing at the Reforma 222 mall, miss the general freedom to photograph in Mexico. People here, by and large, like being photographed and see no harm in it. Especially, I guess, if you are (or at least look like) a tourist.
This photo would be a no no in the UK, without prior permission. It’s illegal to photograph children, although I can see the logic behind that legal restriction. Having said that, there are risks in Mexico when turning on a camera and pointing them at kids, as a couple of police officers found out just a few months before I came here to live. Not nice.