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Leica M6, APX 100. Xtol 1:1.

I saw this woman rooting through her handbag, (with a purse that small she’s clearly not Italian) I was standing next to her at the villa borgese, her head was at an unusual angle but I hesitated not to take her photo. I’ve dozens of pictures of people with their heads down or limbs photographed at unusual angles to produce a visual pun. I was standing so close I initially missed the statue beside her, when I noticed it I ran back focused guessed the exposure and took one pfft, a millisecond later her head was up, she then produced a camera phone and shot the ground and base of the statue up close I don’t know why maybe to capture texture or something.
Years ago a scene like this would have excited me, now I feel indifference. I’ve seen this sort of thing too many times I say to myself “come on man your still doing this, more visual puns you got to grow and develop”. I don’t know what direction I need to take things, somewhere with more emotional content. In the past I would have uploaded this immediately after developing the negatives, now I let it sit for a few months. When a friend of mine was looking through scans on my computer he loved it and told me to upload it publically.
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Bearhawk07 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I would not make any money if I turned photography into a job. That was an arrogant comment for me to make. LOL. Although I did make money as a very poor musician, I was always the weakest player in any of my bands. I could barely tune my guitar.
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Bearhawk07 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I turned my music into a job. It disrespected the gift for me to do so. I came from a poor family and needed the money to survive and to go to university.
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djailledie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, street photography does that to me too.
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straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Never think that you're shooting the wrong thing. The camera is there when you need it, so use it.
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Treamus Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
I suppose with this kind of photography your stuck with reality and how that idividual percieves it.
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straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
There aren't a lot of signs to shoot in Vancouver. Come visit ;)
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kmetjurec Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel the same... Now I'm trying to get really close, not sure if it works or not..

Cheers
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Bearhawk07 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I am trying to get closer too. I notice that I get more favorites for closer shots. I should not use my favorites for my inspirational guide but I don't know what else to use. LOL Subjects become less comfortable when you are closer unless you are taking a covert shot.
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Treamus Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
As long as you try something new it can only be a good thing. I've stopped trying new methods and thats the problem.
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kmetjurec Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Have you seen Daido Moriyama? He takes interesting angle in photography... But you probably know him... :)
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SimonSawSunlight Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
i agree. i try to be more open, more intuitive these days. and more careless. i show very little of my photography here (except for the journals i post from time to time), but i love the wild, uncontrolled, blurry, incomprehensible. it's liberating.
and come visit me in istanbul within the next 5 months, man.
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Treamus Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
I'll be in Istanbul in late May then shoot a wedding in southern Turkey in early June youll probably be gone by then. Note me your email. Oh where was your otherland photos made.
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SimonSawSunlight Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
i'll pm you
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myraincheck Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I guess that to you this kind of visual puns come even too easily and you want to challenge yourself and make picture that hit not only the eyes but feelings too. Though your photos are always damn good, and many many times there is more than one layer in them, something to watch twice.
You just keep up your great work ;-)
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Treamus Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
Once you start perceiving the world in a certain way it's very hard to shut it off. I'm sort of stuck with it. I don't know if switching to digital or other types of cameras could remedy the situation.
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Bearhawk07 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
You are using your brain too much. Follow your instincts and try to have fun. If it is not fun anymore take up bowling or something. You can then return to photography refreshed in the future. (That was a good writing. I can relate.)
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Treamus Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yeah I feel thinking can take you out of the present moment and is one way to kill good candid photography. Although it's had to come back photogrphy I run a portrait studio for a living and thats part of the problem, some days I wish I never turned photography into a job.
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