The expression in this older man is priceless. I spent days wandering the streets of New York City before my photo tour of Ellis Island to shoot street photography portraits. New York City is the best location to photograph people. They are accustomed to being photographed and almost always will stop, pose and chat if asked.
The featured black and white photograph is one of my favorites from that trip. His face is thin and drawn with significant wrinkles that bring out the texture of his surprising gesture. His eyes are wide open, staring straight into the camera. You can stare straight into his eyes and become mesmerized. Who is he, and what is he thinking as questions that enter the viewer's mind? The baseball cap frames the picture perfectly.