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[Sep. 19th, 2010|09:38 am]
The Image Collector
I like the notion of a photograph as a captured moment in time. Maybe this is why the earliest photographs, taken when the medium was novel, are so appealing. There is much less self-consciousness on the part of either the subject or the photographer, so we truly see a "slice of life". I try to achieve this in some of my travel photography, capturing the bustle and motion of a street corner, for example, or people simply going about their day to day existence. These are often my best images.

[User Picture]From: low_delta
2010-09-19 05:01 pm (UTC)
There was an exhibition here, at the art museum a while back, that was street photography from mostly the twenties through the forties. It was very cool.

I don't have very many good "people in action/environment" photos, but I really love those few. They're hard to get.
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[User Picture]From: farbel
2010-09-19 05:03 pm (UTC)
they are. I'm getting better at it.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-10-04 12:12 am (UTC)

less self-consciousness

I used to watch the old re-runs of You Bet Your Life with Groucho Marx. There also seemed that element of unselfconsciousness among the contestants...
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