How many ways can we photograph a blank wall? It’s not a very-very blank wall…there is something that we can use to “custom” it: in this case there are two road signs.
Here is the “track”..and, as we are speacking about Street Photographs, we need a human subject.
A “classical” approach: follow a direction:
A countercurrent...a salmon 🙂
A moving countercurrent… if you want an “artistc” picture!
More motion? Very simple: wait for a fast cyclist ( always as “artistic” picture! )
…uhhhmmmm… there something missig: a car or 2 persons ( there are 2 signals on the wall ) or, better, a person with a blue/white dress (!)… The main key is “Fantasy”! With fantasy we can “paint” (photograph) a simple blank wall in 1000 ways. For this example I used a Sony Rx100M3.
I like photographs where there are likeness, not only in a direct way but also in different conjugations. You know that I’m stingy with words…so a picture is worth a thousand words….so please see the following examples 🙂 In this pictures the likeness & similarities are clear: I insert some highlightsto indicate what captured my attention.
A music band was playing in my city..and many photographers were shooting at the musicians: faces, instruments.. I changed my point of view and went “under” to see something different..and I found it: the legs of a woman among the legs of the men 🙂
This shot is part of a larger work: “Fashion Dummies” and the idea came to me casually: looking at the dummies I thought: “the dummies are looking at us and at the city …like we are looking at them”. So I started to photograph them trying to isolate them from the rest of the showroom and putting them in the glass reflection of a particular part of the city: a wall, a window or the road. To make the most interesting photos I used a special camera filter (tone “Drama” of the Olympus OM-D E-M5) and being processed with Lightroom I used the preset “Polaroid”. This combination made very special shades and colors.
The only word to say about this picture is: patience. I was passing in front of the carousel, and my first thought was: “this photograph would be interesting if someone walked in front of the carousel.”
The time was passing … there was no one who could help me take a picture and I was thinking to leave ( after 1 hour! ) when one of the carnies came out and he went just in the right place to take the picture!
Sometimes for a nice picture we need a lot of patience!
( my suggestion is: carry with you a book … time passes more quickly if you read! )