This series was taken with a Zeiss Ikon medium-format camera. I set the camera up on a tripod and told the subject I was ready to take the photograph. The subject anticipated a shutter release, but I did not trigger the shutter. Instead, I waited. Initial reactions were nervousness and trying to decipher from me what I wanted. I let the initial reaction pass by, and then the subjects settled into quiet contemplation. Precisely ten minutes after I had said I was ready, I tripped the shutter, capturing the subject lost in thought. This series explores the relationship between photographer and subject, social expectations, voyeurism, and self-reflection.