I think it’s the simple background, the cigarette, and the black clothes that makes this a “keeper”. (Not to mention the fact that this guy looks like a model.)
Walking city streets as much as I do, helps me to see interesting faces more clearly. I passed this man on Charles Street early this morning. He was sitting quietly with his hands folded, in a very relaxed pose. However his eyes told a very different story.
There’s a lot that could be said about the symbolism of this photograph, but I’ll leave it to you.
There’s a book out called “Zen Camera” that I just ordered. It links mindful thinking with photography. This image is my first under the influence of that book. It’s a feeble attempt to question what’s the real subject of this photograph. How about the lock on the chain?
Today’s early morning was a sodden soggy mess. The rain was pelting down so hard that even in bed with the windows closed tightly, the rain’s steady, strangely soothing hiss could easily be heard over the hum of the ceiling fan. A lovely form of meditation could be achieved by just lying still and listening.
I would prefer to believe she was thinking of our present political situation and this was a scream instead of a yawn.
Taking street photographs the way I do, sometimes provides me the opportunity to peer a little bit into people’s lives. For instance this man was sitting next to a guy who sells a paper called Spare Change News. Money raised from selling this publication helps raise money for the homeless. On face value one might guess my subject is just a street bum….
Only recently have I begun to have more faith in shooting wider. My Ricoh GR has an excellent 28mm lens but because it also has an ASPC sensor, I have tended to crop a lot of my photographs since, even cropped, there is enough detail left in what remains. Lately it seems my vision can take in and use more elements on the edges…