Poor Elmo needs a hug too.
I shot this in Times Square, New York City, from across the street while waiting for the light to change. Before the photo, Elmo was hugging an admirer and by the time I crossed the street he was heading deeper into the heart of TImes Square with fans in tow. It was just this instant when his body language, posture, and expression made the scene possible. Alvin’s beady eyes as he gets a hug added to what appears to be Elmo’s anguish.