The weekend is here, hope everyone gets a chance to get out and shoot. Remember, take those cameras with you everywhere as you never know what you will find 🙂 Today’s submission is from Daryl Toh. Thanks Daryl!
Hope this email finds you well, please find attached a submission for your Daily Inspiration.
I came across your site by chance, I am hardly on the net but during days when i do i usually frequent your site, mostly to update on your reviews. It has become a weekend morning coffee thingie for me now.
Thanks for your time with this email, i hope this meets your specifications. I have been shooting on the streets for almost two years now. It is apparent most people do not like to be photographed by a stranger, i know ’cause i don’t like it too. Almost every face I shoot seem to flee, and sometimes, in their attempts to flee (which is normal and have every rights), they reveal the mystery of something else, at least that’s what i like to think. Sometime ago I began to photograph people on the street with the absense of their facial expression, in hope to reveal whats remain in the picture, in a introspective way.
The idea of this photograph came about when i stumbled upon this sign, i sense the irony of this situation and i knew i had to compose a shot of this setting. The idea of freezing a leg in this photograph was my intention to present the irony in our daily affair, given a fifty-fifty situation yet most of the time we comtemplate further as there’s always so much more at stake. I chose a 5 x 4 over a square format to emphasize that while most are equal, some may not.
28 Summicron ASPH, Leica M8.