A picture says a million words, they say.
To me it is a stare into my eyes, it is attention.
Half world is comfortable with taking selfie and grofie and dronfie. I am in the other half world, that being taken in a picture is something overwhelming or I would say it is too intimate.
Refusing to be taken into a picture with you does not mean that I am angry with you. I am not part of half world where you are living. I live on the other side of half world, thus what to you is natural, to me is intimidating.
Can you understand it?