people are waiting
and the ones who make all possible are hardly noticed
and never thanked
There are some great shots here. I like the cropping that gives some of the shots a panoramic feel. They work really well, Love the cinematic feel of the colour shot of the guy on the motorcycle (the second from last shot). I sense a more creative approach with this set of pics. I like how your words acknowledge the subject of your photographs. It’s important to consider the relationship between photographer and subject. I just don’t include people in my work yet a lot of what I do is about people and community – I just come at it from a different angle. I’m enjoying your blog. Great work. Cheers. Peace out….
Thank you for that comment 🙂
i love the way your blog is. I didn’t even think about that there are no people on it. You can feel their presence in other ways. someone must put up the posters etc.
I had to crop these photos since the were taken while driving, and i didn’t really feel like including the dashboard! i feared for a moment that too many “panoramic” photos would be bad. but then again, I put them up so my friends and relatives can follow my life a little.
I do feel a lot for the people i photograph. So much that I have erased from my camera some of my best shots because I felt like I was invading their privacy.
I go to a great effort to try and put photos on paper and try to send them to the person on it. On these road shots it will be difficult if not impossible unless someone recognize someone they know. but otherwise there are many ways of getting paper copies to the person they belong to.
I once promised a man working on the street in Bukoba,Tanzania (in 2002) that I would make sure he got a photo. He said “people take photos of me all the time but I never get to see them”. that was before I had a digital camera. I asked before taking the photo.
My mind was troubled many years on how to get him the photo and by chance 5 years later, I heard a friend of a friend was traveling to the region. I made several copies (one for each person on the photo) and put my email address on the back of them. I explained to the globe trotter where in town the man sat (I have a photographic map memory) he had a sewing machine and sat across the corner of an internet cafe between a market and a mosque. I did not meet the woman for years. But wouldn’t you know that some weeks after she left Sweden I got an empty email. Nothing was written except “Asante sana” = thank you.
I do think about the people on my photos and when it is possible (nowadays so much easier with digital images) I take their address.
I might have made the photo but 99% it belongs to them.
Interesting that you pointed that out.
i still feel bad for all the people that never got their photos. All that I have promised have got them though. I mean the ones like the shots above.
I also referred in my indirect thank you not only the people on the photos but also all hard working people around the world that build the roads and machines we travel on/in.
See photo nr 4
Great photos, captured so many different moments from daily life. Brilliant. 🙂
Thank you 🙂
There is so much beauty in normal people and the way we live or do things that are similar around the world. Even though the setting may vary people everywhere walk, work, dream and so on…
and that is the beauty of life
Some splendid stuff here. Particularly the wide-angle Rastaphoto 9. The High-risers seem completely at odds with each other which, of course, makes the photo work I think. X
Thank you kindly 🙂
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