There is, if we’re lucky, a brief time each morning when breakfast is eaten, dishes are washed and we settle down to read the paper. A treasured private moment before the day’s events begin to intrude.
Street photography for many people, myself included, means hunting for emotional stories. Trouble is, it’s very often difficult to be sure what kind of story you’re looking at. Take this lady in the subway for instance. Is she tired, sad or just momentary rubbing her eyes? I have no idea but I liked the red, white and blue of her outfit together with the position of her arms and obviously, the fact her hand is covering her face.
I can’t think of anything better than bare feet, a cup of coffee and the New York times.
A jilted lover? Regretting a fight with her best friend? Recently fired from a job she liked very much? Or monochromatic pixels on a computer screen.
Black and white images can be SO powerful! This subway portrait was taken with My iPhone and edited in the amazingly powerful app Snapseed.
This young lady was photographed through a diner widow. Lost in thought with her book and a bottle of water, she seems totally unaware of her surroundings or the guy with a camera taking her picture.
In keeping with my current emphasis on still images, this one was taken inside a wonderful Moroccan shop in Petaluma, California called “bay-ti”. It consists of nothing but an antique bowl and some dried vegetation. I think their combination is quite beautiful.