1/9th of a second into a soul

When shooting candid portraits in the streets, I often position myself and wait for my subject to make eye contact with me. This is my...
When shooting candid portraits in the streets, I often position myself and wait for my subject to make eye contact with me. This is my "decisive moment", that 1/9th of a second where a stranger is caught off guard and let's you see his state of soul. The moment after, it's all gone. Smiles, fear, shyness, indifference ... you already interfered in his world.  (click on a picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.0, 1/180, ISO160