Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
Street shooting with long lenses is more like spying and if you think that people sometimes react badly to normal street shooting if they catch you doing it with a long telephoto lens you'll get mobbed, and that "oh so typical wide angle stuff" has a sense of involvement that can't be obtained with long lenses.
There really is no way of getting around the suspicion that people have for photographers now. Long lens or not, I think it's just a case of being forthright in your approach. Looking presentable and perhaps clean shaven helps too! Leave the trench coat at home. I have to say that the Callahan images have a unique intimacy that you don't often see in street photography. Have a look at Michael Wolf's 'Tokyo Compression' series too. The involved or 'caught in the middle of a circus' approach has been done to death, there's little left to say.