Seeing the world on the shoulders of the father or mother is a wonderful thing. Some of us hardly remember the beautiful views, there, in the heights. These privileged views only run for a short period. Because the boy or girl grows and gain weight, which contributes to abandon childhood in some way and enter the territory of reality. Parents are no longer giants and little ones have become teenagers.
Sometimes photographs capture strange situations. A bike that looks like a motorcycle. A woman with sunglasses who put her hand on her forehead so as not to be blinded by light. The old man looking inside his nose. The bike with too many wheels. One strange street with the two men below and the woman at the window (surreal environment permeates everything). The inflatable helicopter patrolling the city. The crosswalk crowded with babies in strollers…
Photogenic is a mystery like the human becoming. The human becoming theory posits quality of life from each person’s own perspective as the goal of smiling practice.
At fairs the photographer has the opportunity to capture unusual lights, dizzying situations and images of suggestive rarity. There are frightening attractions with terrified screaming teenagers, noise, smells, clouds of artificial gas and the smell of fast food. But everyone, children, parents and older people have a great time.
Shapes today are dominant over the representation. I do not want to watch for the meaning of undulating chains, a giant shell, two stones at right angles, the capricious curves of a crowd of chairs, the girl who goes down the steps, the small woman in the distance of a cloudy forest, or the lunch with the windows and the backlighting walls. Today must be the shapes that speak. I like it enough. It is complex for me to explain the meaning. An intellectual exercise that spoils what one sees when enjoying or feel a photograph.
The night is full of surprises. A showcase where to set the focus, capture scenes and test the abilities of the photographer.
On a quantum level the laws of physics overflow our cartesian existence. If we imagine the subjects as quantum particles, the photographer would attend an experiment in the Nature’s laboratory.
I especially like the flower in the pond. It has been almost a miracle to do it. The rest of the series has no special interest but can be seen without further ado. I like the one of the girl who doesn’t have her feet on the floor and watch a guy who looks in the same direction. Today I did something with the shadows. The projected branches in the sand… Summer, days, casual things.
Some of Garry Winogrand’s best photographs are those of people observing something that is not seen in the image. It is fascinating. It allows the observer to think about what the protagonists are looking at, then establishing a mock reconstruction of the real world where the imagination of the public is put to work for some good one: it is, they must be in, and so on. With this resource today I have proposed to photograph people who look without showing the focus of their eyes. Thanks, Garry!
Finding a white background in a city is almost a miracle. The subjects lack external reference and the eyes are concentrated in their details: clothing, style, action, physiognomy. A gift for lovers of street photography.
An attempt to capture the transience of light in black and white, snapshots with fixed optics at f/8, sometimes tricking the camera’s photometer with high speeds in order to create sharp contrasts. Check inside the post the full gallery.