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Worth Avenue…Perception vs Reality

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I’m sure these luxury bedecked, gold plated, plastic surgery scarred ladies think they look just great…but

The camera tells a different story. 

This is one of those lucky street shots that gets improved by something in the picture I never saw. I was concentrating on just taking a picture of these gals and I did get the shot. However, what really makes the picture is the mannequin positioned between them in the background.

Otto’s Pizza Parlor

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This ambivalent photo was taken as we were leaving Otto’s Pizza joint in Brookline. It’s a quick snapshot of a chatty lady in the booth next to us. The juxtaposition of her with the artwork on the wall in back of the booth makes no sense but that’s what was indeed there. She wasn’t  in pain, she wasn’t singing, she momentarily shut her eyes while talking. It’s a strange picture that’s for sure but I like the result.

Subway Crucifix?

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Maybe it’s because it’s almost Christmas? 

Bus Portraits

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If you don’t have something to read on mass transportation, be it planes, buses or trains, it’s very easy to slip into a semi-comatose state where although you’re awake, there’s no light in your brain room. 

These folks yesterday on our 3 more than hour bus trip to North Adams exhibited that awake-but-not condition very well.

Apprehension

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The door of the subway car was just about to open and this couple was poised to get off. However, from the look on their faces it was not going to be a stress free experience. 

That’s the great thing about street shooting. Observing the thousands of situations in this city’s daily life that have mystery and drama to them yet can’t be fully understood.

On Trying To See Clearly

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We went to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts today and I took a hell of a lot of photographs. In the end though, what came out of that trip is how terribly hard it is to really see anything clearly.

 

The Fashion Street Guy

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I was chatting with this panhandler after I took his photograph when I noticed that the guy was decked out in a Ralph Lauren shirt! In fact aside from his huge beard, the guy looked pretty well off.

Who knows? It takes all kinds to fill up a city.

 
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