Mr. Skinnytrousers And The School Girl Spy on Flickr.
I’m often surprised at how few pictures I have of people’s faces. It seems like the crowd is always walking away from me. Must be one of them metaphors. If there was a market for photographs of people’s backs, I’d be rich off of calendars like Anne Geddes. I’ve tried the old 180 spin once I realized that everyone is walking away from me. Those people were walking away too.
I’ll have to try a new deodorant. Or just get better at anticipating the crowds. Both?
The bigger the city, the more likely you’re going to find people out and about. This is likely due to sheer numbers, but I figure it’s also due to the difficulty of using a car in a city. Even a tiny burg like Halifax has trouble with finding affordable parking for everyone. Great if your photographic interest involves Homo Sapiens. The country, despite all of that healthy air and friendly nature that sings show tunes along with you, is largely lacking in people not polluting it with their automobiles.
I tended to focus on things in my photography. Things can be nice, but since I’ve been living in one of those areas with an over abundance of things, I’ve been finding that I’ve been craving the larger city and it’s walking-about people even more than I used to. Hopefully my desires will be met within the next couple of months.
Image context: Kagoshima city with an already extinct Canon DSLR.