A photographer named Mo Gelber took this photo outside of the Manhattan Criminal Court a few weeks ago, and is looking for the couple in the photo.
UPDATE: The couple in the photo were located as a result of the HONY post. Man on the left is a graffiti artist. Woman on the right was serving as his lookout. She describes their relationship as a “whirlwind summertime romance.” The woman is refusing to sign a release form until the man gets out of Rikers. Photographer Mo Gelder needs the release because he is the front-runner in Canon’s Imagin8tion contest with Ron Howard. If he wins, a short film will be made based on the photograph. Currently, Mr. Gelder is fielding several interview requests. (Understandably. What a story, and what a photograph! One of the best candid photos I’ve ever seen.) Because of Gelder’s photograph, Canon’s contest is getting tons of publicity. (HONY is getting it’s fair share as well. Thanks Mo!) I’ve got to imagine that Canon is trying to figure out a way to include Mr. Gelder in their plans, with or without a release! I’ll keep everyone updated on their decision.