The Quarantined Street Photographer Wanted to be Like Garry Winogrand

Eugene A. Melino
5 min readAug 7, 2020
“Washington Square Park, Summer 2018.” Original photograph taken by author.

I found you again,
a single image, one among
thousands from that summer when
we could still crowd without a mask.
You stepped out into the August dusk,
a low sun shining through your dress,
the shape of your thighs a sudden intimacy.
I was walking downtown,
snapping pictures
like my idol Garry Winogrand