Photograph: “sgt pepper” by dizbin (username “dizbin” on Flickr).
Originally shared on the Photofocus Flickr community right here.
Why I picked this image: This image is a good example of how you can plan and set up for a street photo if you found an interesting location. Here we have nice brick wall in the background and pillars neatly spaced in the foreground of the sidewalk. This makes for a nice runway where the pedestrians path is very predictable.
Once you align your camera and set the focus and exposure you can wait for an interesting person to walk into your frame and hope that you will manage to catch him or here during a stride in between two pillars.
Besides this image being a good example for this kind of street photo I also liked the title “sgt pepper” as this made me think of the same name Beatles album . And then I saw the stride of the man in the image with different eyes and it reminded me of the cover Abbey Road where the Beatles walk across the cross-walk in big strides. I have no idea if this was intended, but taking time to look for and then find a story in the image is one of the best thing that a street or documentary photographer can achieve.
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