2015 deluxe edition: part II

Photography is my religion if you will and thus there are wise words I tend to remind myself of when I head out to catch dreams. I decided to accompany this post in the Deluxe series with one of my favourite quotes that regards photographing strangers.

“We’re not invading the privacy. We’re using [people] for props. We dont know what they’re talking about. We’re not listening, we dont care. They’re just props. Nothing personal here. No one’s going to get hurt. If everybody knew what was going on in my mind when I was taking the picture because what I was thinking was such a noble and wonderful thing, they would come over and hug me.” [John Free]

Yes, its true, I dont care what the people I photograph are talking about, however, I don’t consider them props. For me they are actors in the grand theatre of life and most of the time they dont realise how beautiful the scene I see them in is…

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6 comments

  1. David says:

    Wonderful images, and wonderful thoughts behind them!

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  2. mvaden1948 says:

    I don’t see people as props either. But you will also notice I don’t have a lot of people in my photos. Just my preference.
    And the worst is when you ask permission to take their picture and then they strike some totally awful pose.

    My favorite is the first one….the mother and daughter (we can assume) lighting the candles. Bellissima!

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    • biankonera says:

      You are so right about the posing, which is why I prefer to shoot with a zoom lens, so that I can stay relatively invisible and not intrude in the moment.
      That first picture was taken in Venezia’s church of San Salvador and I think they were indeed mom and daughter.

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  3. Yvonne says:

    It’s a joy to watch people being themselves, and you have shown us some wonderful examples.

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