So, less progress on the Humans of New Mexico project than I'd like, but some progress is still moving forward, so I'll take it.
I worked on my approach today. As most people balk at someone coming up and asking "Can I take your picture?", I rethought how to introduce myself to strangers and ask politely for a photo. Compliments work nicely. So do the people who are so outgoing that they talk to me first.
We went to Piedra Lisa park to play and this father was there with his daughter. We talked quite a bit. He struck up the conversation, and I waited a while to ask to take their photo. He was happy to pose - he said he'd just bought the Best of Humans of New York coffee table book. I do need to think about how to record the quotes from the subjects. The following is paraphrased: "We're going on a tour of the parks I played at when I was a kid. This one I used to get in trouble at as a teenager... Best view of the city."