Sydney August-December 2014 (3 photos)
“One of the risks of appearing in public is the likelihood of being photographed.”
…Diane Arbus (1923-1971) Photographer
It’s a risky business, being out in public and more so if I’m the one with the camera walking towards you.
Would you see me first and run away? Or would I shoot you first before you even had time to react or even know?
“Photography is like stealing. You rob someone of a moment that exposes something essential about their character, their soul if you like. There are people who are very conscious of that, who find that terrifying. The thought that everyone, friend or foe, can get so close to you, look you straight in the eye and judge you without having any control over it or being able to respond. A part of them has become the property of the photographer.”
…Esther Verhoef (1968-) Author, from her book: Close-up
You know the deal. Manual focus, prime 50mm lens, taken close up and mostly unnoticed.
Risky business, but someone has to do it.
“To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.”
…Edward Weston (1886-1958) Photographer
Over at the wordpress Weekly Photo Challenge, the topic is The Rule of Thirds. Whilst it is a compositional rule that weighs heavily with most of us, I don’t adhere to it strictly. Risky business, I know, but to me there are many ways to a good photograph.
Marty McFly: Whoa. This is heavy.
Doc Brown: There’s that word again. “Heavy.” Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth’s gravitational pull?