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Roma Mimics by Treamus Roma Mimics by Treamus
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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