Homeless and Happy

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9 thoughts on “Homeless and Happy

    1. Yes! I love the contrast of expressions too. Logic says it should be the other way around, but life can be a fascinating juxtaposition of such contrasts. Perhaps it’s the homeless guy who really does have all the freedom compared to the family behind the protection of the glass. Who sits in a cage; which of them is more afraid to step out of the box?

      Thank you, love!

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      1. That’s why you need to do this; that’s why you’re a natural at this — you get them, and the world often doesn’t. The problem with being on the streets with a camera is that too many show up with an agenda or an idea. The street is the painting and we are in the museum, watching it. We shouldn’t bring brushes to paint it; we should bring our eyes to remember it and our voices to tell the stories and make others feel it.

        For a long time I forgot that. Thanks for helping me to remember.

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  1. No sign of a ‘like’ button (using Safari) until (sometimes) after I’ve left a comment.
    If you’re into counting ‘likes’ this might explain why you may be missing some? Anyway … I like it. The shot, that is …

    For myself I cannot bring myself to capture images of strangers on the street. I value my own privacy too much, methinks. So I guess I should carry two cameras. The Olympus is better quality and I prefer Olympian colours but the Canon has one powerful zoom — I can snap the glint of a gold filling from the other end of the street (which makes a mockery of privacy, I guess)(I have yet to get a snap of some stranger snapping me but one day it will happen).

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    1. Interesting what you say about long lenses making a mockery of privacy. People are really quite oblivious to the camera at any distance. You can be right under their noses and they just don’t notice. I personally don’t see it as an invasion of privacy (providing you’re not being defamatory in your presentation), but rather an honouring of people and life that stands the test of time. Time capsules, that’s how the street photographer Joel Meyerowitz termed photographs. That to me is exciting, and is art in the making.

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      1. Foy myself I don’t mind in the least being in someone’s photo— and no-one’s yet stuffed a camera right in my face (it would be a very looooong walk to find it again if ever they do); but I am very aware of intruding. I can’t stand intrusive people (the Desiderata’s noisy and vexatious, or however they put it).

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  2. And now I get the button, so there’s your ‘like’. Well earned, I love that (intentional?) selfie—it adds a whole new dimension. (Involvement … aaaaahhh …)

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    1. Thank you Argie! The selfie wasn’t intentional. The sun was behind me and cast my shadowed self into the shot. Perhaps though, the sense of my personal participation adds to the composition in some way as you suggest.

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