Inspired by all the great street photography of the wordpress community and being very impressed by an exhibition of Gueorgui Pinkhassov (especially this photo) on the PhotoEspaña festival in Madrid,
I tried my first attempt at capturing the street..
(..and including HUMANS in my photos for the first time)

(1/320, F5, ISO100, 50mm)


12 thoughts on “M

  1. This is an intriguing image – especially as the two guys in the photo look like they could be the same person at different times (that really increases the slightly surreal quality of it).
    We saw a Saul Leiter exhibition earlier this year in Amsterdam entitled ‘New York Reflections’ – he’s made some wonderful ‘street photography’ images, using reflections, light & darkness to great painterly effect. I don’t know if you’re familiar with his work (I wasn’t before seeing the exhibition) – Google (Images) him if you’re not, I think you’ll like his work very much 🙂

    • Hola S,
      I only noticed that when I opened it on my laptop: they could definitely be the same guy, nothing telling them apart in this blurry world!
      Maybe I asked him to change clothes and walk by and it is a two-shot blended image? Oh, my short term memory isn’t the best anymore 🙂
      Thanks for pointing me towards Leiter, very fascinating/ inspiring shots! Impressive to know that these were taking so long ago without all the digital help of our generation!

  2. I need a little guidance Rondje. This looks at first glance like a multi-viewpoint image (eg.,the reflected lettering on the t-shirt and sign), but the camera details suggest a straight shot. There doesn’t seem to be a clue in the title. Can you say how it was taken?

    • Hola Louis, I’ll guide you through it 🙂
      It is a straight shot in a double-glazed window, which gives the multi-viewpoint idea, actually by reflecting in different angles, i suppose it is a multi-viewpoint in a way?
      My titles exist mostly of music titles(i.e. albums or songs) and sometimes movies; here it is an M, because of the M on the truck of the Madrid-beer Mahou, also M of Madrid, but especially cuz of the great movie M by Fritz Lang who uses lots of shadows/reflections in it 🙂
      Thanks for your interest.

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