Sunday, February 19, 2012

“Gesticulating” Photograph

Since I started taking street photographs I have noticed how unanimated we are most of the time. That’s not a criticism as there’s no reason why we should wave our arms around as we walk down the street. However, expressions and gesticulations make for good photographs and are exactly what I look out for as I wander through the street markets. This guy being a good but uncommon example.

Young children are the obvious exception to the general rule and are always likely to be a bit more lively and hence photogenic. Strangely, after kids, groups of adolescent boys and groups of elderly women seem to be the most animated.

Photograph taken at “Sunday Walking Street”, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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