Film photography preferences: subject-to-camera eye contact

With photography, I prefer candid subjects who are making eye contact with the camera, as opposed to any other style (e.g. fly-on-the-wall candid shots, portraiture, landscapes).

It's more challenging, and in my experience more rewarding, to take candid photographs that include eye contact, especially when shooting film. With digital photography and autofocus, many of the challenges of photography disappear, especially when you're able to shoot eight or nine frames per second, as opposed to only one frame every few seconds. With eight or nine frames per second, getting a decent shot is often like shooting an uncontested layup. Not so much fun.

Eye contact makes a photograph more powerful, but even so, I enjoy the photograph below, which I took behind some of the public housing complexes in Busan, South Korea.

Fujifilm, Neopan 100 Acros; Leica MP, Leica Summilux ASPH.