I have exactly three pictures of my great-uncle George. This is one of them. Behind his left shoulder, a man stands in the window, eyes bugged out, eyebrows raised, cup in hand, and tongue sticking out. I don’t know who the man is and anyone that may have known is probably dead. Was he a random person inadvertently caught on film? Was he intentionally clowning to the camera?
Especially at tourist spots, I’ve walked into the frame of a stranger’s camera. My image is probably in the background of photos from someone’s beach trip or visit to the Grand Canyon. It is interesting to consider that my image persists in places that I will never know.
As an aside, for a tongue in cheek explanation of bunny ears, visit this link.