Apparently there is a “pretty gene” within the gene pool of the people of Kerala which makes the men handsome and the women beautiful. I don’t know whether this is true or not. This beautiful lady runs a shop in a beach side town in Kerala. I asked if she minded if I took her picture and she was so pleased she said “Oh, I’ll let my hair down for you,” (it was tied in a high knot) and she released a mane of thick jet black hair. I felt honoured.
During a stay in this region of India I would wake early and spend the early hours photographing the fishermen bringing in their catch (a series in itself). I hadn’t noticed these boys. They shouted to me and as soon as I turned they instantly struck this boyband pose. Another one shot wonder. The image isn’t perfect by any means but I
just love their attitude. Dudes !!
Havana, for a myriad of reasons, is a city of faded grandeur. Old Havana is full of character and shots on every corner. This gentlemen grooves to the salsa beat for the tourists. Unmistakably cutting a dash.
I like to capture people but I’m mindful not to invade their space or privacy. I don’t like the idea of being a “freak” watcher or something. People must retain their dignity. I’m also struck by the happy accidents that provide opportunity for a still life image. I’m proud to say that this shot was published in The Guardian newspaper in the UK.
Repetition always makes a great shot, too.
I don’t mean these blogs to be a photo tutorial. There are those better at it than me. I’m just happy to pass on any ideas I have. With the advent of the digital age you can take as many shots as you like – maybe we should all become better editors, though. 🙂
Juxtaposition is a good provoker of responses. This shot was taken in the Egyptian desert. I did not expect to see a Toyota truck (the camels are out of shot).
Shoot, shoot, shoot………….edit like Hell.