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Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 24 April 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

One from the streets of Manchester

NIKON D40 1/30 second F/5.0 ISO 560 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

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ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

And she doesn't notice the beautiful photograph she's walking through. best...jerry

24 Apr 2009 5:50am

@ordinaryimages: Thanks Jerry....I know these type of photos are now a cliche but I still like them although it's rare that I get a chance to take one myself. I love Hugo's versions of this type of thing!

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

very very cool -- love this shot!! whimsical and yet poignant too! faaabulous!

24 Apr 2009 6:13am

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks very much dj!

Mirko Herzner from Germany

Classic! She doesn't seem to realize that she's being watched by one guy and photographed by another ;-)

24 Apr 2009 6:21am

@Mirko Herzner: All great 'street' photographers seem to have the ability to vanish at will don't'd think they all owned 'Harry Potter' type invisibility cloaks. I'd like to say the same about myself but I don't think in this case she would have noticed if a full BBC film crew had been at work.

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cool and artistic shot !

24 Apr 2009 6:49am

@Jean-François: Thanks very much Jean-François!

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Very nicely done Ian!!! A touch of Poonism in this one, for sure :-)

24 Apr 2009 9:07am

@IanSmith: Thanks Ian! Yes, Hugo's Fuji Forum photos at DPR were the first time I'd seen this kind of juxtaposition photo and I still remember vividly the impact on me.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Interesting shot - the thumbnail looked like it was a portrait of this man, the actual shows him as a mere backdrop to the lady in motion. I like the way you put this one together, Ian.

24 Apr 2009 12:47pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent. Now is that an iPhone, a Blackberry, or just a mundane cell phone???

24 Apr 2009 2:16pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

nice street shot, I love it !

24 Apr 2009 3:01pm

Mariana from Canada

Wonderful image !

24 Apr 2009 3:53pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom


24 Apr 2009 9:51pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, what a beautiful catch! Wonderful find and perfect placement of the passerby... love it the first second I looked at it!:-)

25 Apr 2009 2:52am

Mike from United States

Love this! It's just fantastic. A great catch.

25 Apr 2009 3:13am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

She is not impressed by the huge face. That is very well done, Ian.

25 Apr 2009 4:20am

axel from Mexico city, Mexico

awesomeeeee really good work!!!

25 Apr 2009 6:41am

Rags from Plano, United States

Great shot. It really is superbly done. Very henry cartier bresson like.

25 Apr 2009 4:56pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

big brother is watching you! excellent idea for a shot and a wonderful capture!

26 Apr 2009 12:33am

WABIKOJA from Shiga, Japan

Very nicely done. Great composition, framing and detail.

26 Apr 2009 4:27am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Excellent composition, bw perfect

26 Apr 2009 10:08am

Guillermina from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pure metalanguage and 'interphotography,' if you allow me the neologism.

26 Apr 2009 6:55pm

@Guillermina: Well, I had to Google all 3 of those words Guillermina and I'm still no wiser about 'Interphotography' other than that the top Google search result is a photography site run by someone called Guillermo - life is strange isn't it.

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

A very arty street shot. I spotted it on Flickr a few days ago and was impressed with it then. Taking a second look now just cements my original thoughts. Nice work.

27 Apr 2009 7:11am

Uday from Fishers, United States

Very nice shot. Looks good in B&W. I like the way you have captured the motion of the lady walking in front of the poster.

27 Apr 2009 12:57pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic! Also, great choice of b&w! Love this

28 Apr 2009 4:47am

Guillermina from Buenos Aires, Argentina

LOL... Sorry, I didn't mean to sound cryptic! I gather you found out the meaning of the other two, so I'll just add that by 'interphotography' (my invention, therefore a neologism) I meant an analogy with 'intertextuality'--the nature of a text as an intertwining of many other texts to which it alludes, on which it is based, on which it depends, etc. I think many saw this "inter-" nature of your photo (the allusions to Hugo, Cartier-Bresson...), but used other words instead of "literary-critic-speak" :)

Besides, I think the "inter-" is reflected by the fact that the model in the photo was in fact modelling for another photographer that shot before you, though in this case there is a sort of triangulation, in the sense that he seems to be posing for you as well, who are not the primary photographer... Oh, digressions!

Life is strange indeed! (And I have nothing to do with the Guillermo from the Google hits, hehe.)

29 Apr 2009 7:19pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

very nice shot

29 Apr 2009 7:49pm

tom from Fran kfurt, Germany

Excellent street shot. Like the composition!

4 May 2009 7:09pm

pando from Poland

Fantastic street shot!

8 Jun 2009 5:38am

1/30 second
ISO 560
60 mm (35mm equiv.)