However, Walker Evans did work that way on the subway series, correct? He could 
point his (still) camera in that directions and actually be taking a photo in 
another direction. As I understand it, this was deliberate, in order to catch 
people unawares.

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Subject: Re: [Frameworks] voyeurism / street photography in exp cinema

On Jan 27, 2013, at 2:42 PM, Joel Wanek wrote:

Chuck, Helen Levitt's still camera was nothing specially design to
trick people. She used an eyepiece that is not unlike many of the
optical viewfinders that folks attach to DSLRs today. But, it did allow
her to point her body in a different direction, away from her subjects,
while she shot.

These were fairly common accessories back in the 40s -- right angle finders -- 
check the ads in old issues of Popular Photography.  There was a somewhat odd 
emphasis on "candid" photography which translated into sneak shooting.
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