Back Portraits 05

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This is actually a sad image. I observed this “normal” looking woman going through the trash cans. She was surrounded by a group of spectators and tourists that were watching a street dancer performing on Market Street in San Francisco. What a shame that a person has to go through trash cans to make a living!

Some times photography is more than just taking images. Images can be very powerful and transmit messages. There is a reason why we say that a picture speaks a thousand words!

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

Back Portraits 02

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I photographed this street dancer while a bunch of people were watching him performing. Even if the person on the right hand side is totally out of focus my eyes are wandering back and forth from the dancer to that person. This gives this image quite some dynamic. In addition I converted the image into black and white using Nik Silver Efic pro.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

Back Portraits 01

I got the idea for this exercise from Harald Mante’s book “Serial Photography.” Go and photograph people from behind for the next two weeks.

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I went to San Francisco and photographed on Market Street. There are literally hundreds of opportunity to get a great back portrait in a large city.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!