My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”.
Sydney May 2014 (3 images)
And the same goes for candid photography. This woman in serious thought outside a chocolate store really looked like she didn’t know what she was gonna get:
Should I? Shouldn’t I?
What’s the limit on my credit card?
This was a simple shot. The entrance to the shop is at the entrance to a shopping centre, and immediately behind her. I just walked up to the shop window, and looked at the display. Standing right in front of her I took her photo then walked past into the shopping centre. The value of always having your camera on, prefocussed and ready for that right moment. A distracted subject and lots of background noise helps too.
This is a small change from my usual candid photography. There are often times when colour simply works better than black and white in street photography.
Fractured Fairy Tale #53: Years later, Rapunzel retired to Vermont and did not live happily ever after.
Similar to this house, many of the houses in this area have yellow ribbons and signs on their doors and windows saying “save our community” and “not for sale”. The government plans to sell almost 300 public housing properties on Sydney’s harbour-front potentially forcing out residents who have lived there for decades. The sale includes the landmark Sirius building at The Rocks, a concrete brutalist high-rise apartment complex close to the Harbour Bridge, containing 79 units, which is featured in my post, Little Boxes.
If you missed it, my VIVID Sydney series is completed; a total of 91 photos and 4 videos in 9 posts, including 28 photos in the finale post.