I was watching this couple for a short while waiting for some interesting interaction. Luckily for me a pigeon decided to walk past much like an a person determined not to be engaged with the sellers of the praline nuts. It was too much of an opportunity to pass up. After all birds eat nuts and seeds and other offerings from the casual passer-by. To find a pigeon acting out a human role was a delight. The pigeon is even ignoring the offering dropped by others on the ground around the vendors cart.
Hope you like it and if you want a copy on your wall drop me a line.
My wife and I went for a stroll around parts of Melbourne the other night before going to a concert featuring the complete Handel Messiah, (not exactly to my taste but one has to try before rejecting). Obviously whilst walking around I was looking for street shots that I could add to my slowly growing collection.
The one I am showing you today was meant to be mostly about the cyclist, as that is what first attracted me. However on reviewing at home I was extremely pleased that a greater story unfolded with the characters in the background. In the one shot I had three phone users all doing a different thing with the phone. Talk about luck.
I do hope you enjoy it and if you would like it on your wall drop me a line.
Some of you may know that I do street photography. Now I don’t do this all that often but when I get some time and inclination I like to wonder around Melbourne looking for that elusive street shot that talks. It is not an easy genre and the temptation is to just take photos of people. But that is not street in its true form, in essence the timing and the scene should convey a story. Below are some of my image taken over a number of years. Some more closely fit the idea of a story than others, but I hope you get the idea.
I have been an active member of a street photography group here in Melbourne now sine 2012 and have exhibited every year with the group. This year we have an exciting group exhibition in the Sofitel Hotel on Collins Street Melbourne. So if you happen to be in Melbourne sometime over the next three months do drop into the Sofitel and wander up to the 35th floor and have a look at the exhibition.
Enjoy and if any take your fancy then drop me a line and we can discuss how you might become the owner of a print