Sydney May 2014 (2 photos)
“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” …Aaron Rose (film director)
In its simplest form, photography is about finding and capturing the light. I think that the mere act of carrying a camera makes me look for light. I didn’t have many good shots that morning so after an almond croissant I was hoping my luck would change. And so I was walking through this tunnel when I realised that I was in the middle of a wonderful photographic set, with a great light source. I was the only one in the tunnel at the time, so I did what I had to do…
I stopped, turned around and walked back out of the tunnel.
Back outside I waited for someone to come along. I got a few stares from the security guard in the meantime.
A few people came by but I wanted a single pedestrian. Then along came a guy and his dog. I gave him a 10 second head-start and then I went in after him. He wasn’t walking in the middle of the tunnel as I would have liked, but candid photography is like a box of chocolates. When he was near the exit and silhouetted by the light, I took my shot.
Life always seems better after an almond croissant.
“Light is creation. Darkness is the space necessary to create.” …Erica Jasmin Cartaya (author)
“In the beginning there was nothing. God said, “Let there be light!” And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.” …Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen)