For me, there is something so intriguing about photographs with people in them.
And I don’t even have to know the people in the photos to find them interesting, because I like looking at any and all people in pictures. Especially vintage photographs that date waaaaay back in time.
People add a life force to a photograph. Don't get me wrong, I love pictures of a beautiful landscape or cityscape, but viewing photographs of people are my favorite. Because it's like looking at a single moment in someones life that has been captured through the click of a camera; knowing that moment will never happen exactly the same way again.
And sometimes if there are two people together in a photograph, I'm often curious as to who they are in relationship to each other.
Are they a couple? Are they just friends? Are they related?
I will often pause longer while looking at a people photo, to examine it closer.
One of the things I enjoy about city life is that there are always a lot of people to notice, look at and interact with. City life can be one of the most enjoyable, but intense human experiences, because you live in very close quarters with other city dwellers.
Overall, I am a person who truly enjoys being around and interacting with other humans in a city setting. But there are times when I like to become invisible and simply observe; without ever speaking. And oddly enough, you CAN do that in a city. And probably easier than in a more rural area where there are less people, so it's harder to become invisible.
Today I would like to share some photographs, that were taken over the past 6 months...of people.
This photo came out blurry, but I like it because it seems to enhance the freezing cold temperature, and it also adds an unsettling emotion to the image.
A photographer I spotted taking photographs on Broad Street.
5th Avenue in New York City. Manhattan is a city of movement. And as insane as it looks, it's a beautifully choreographed movement that you intuitively tune into and dance with.
Love Park in Philadelphia. You will often spot tourists taking photographs here.
The corner of 18th Street and Locust. I love how this attractive lady dressed in black, seems to be waiting for someone. I also love Europe, and this photo reminds me of that.
I see this gentleman walking in the city a lot. Those two dogs he has are two of the most aggressive canines I have ever seen. I’ve actually watched them attack and try to BITE the tires on a moving public bus, while the owner pulled back on the leashes, as if he were trying to tame two wild boars. It was freakin' hilarious!
Peeking through a gate at two women having lunch in a cafe'.
A view from my apartment window of a Spanish street festival.
I took this shot of four photographs of people within the windows of a house. Isn't it COOLLY CREEPY? They almost look like four ghosts staring through the windows!
Happy Monday, y'all