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People In The Spanish Streets
People around the world are doing things in the streets.
In the streets of Spain, they are doing what everyone else is; socializing and dancing and playing and demonstrating and working and talking and just about anything you could imagine. If you take the “look for an unusual perspective” photography tip serious, you can avoid getting a sneer (or worse) from the police overseeing the Labour Day demonstration in Zaragoza at bay by keeping a low profile. Take a moment from the dynamic scene to observe the “gear” packed on Spanish peace protectors. Photographers are known for gear obsession but that affection would be intimidated in this studio. Lots of street images are evolving into a specific “aha!” moment when the disparate parts of the scene is linked. The little boy is dancing and engrossed in the musicians. Most parents know toddlers are unsteady but his focus on the active musicians might just save the day.
Some street scenes are not so dynamic and the story causes a pause or reflection. Take someone so distracted that they are unaware of their surroundings: the old man engrossed in a study of the coins at the weekly Barcelona coin and stamp open air market in Plaça Reial. Does the man come every week? Is his notebook full of coins he has been trying to find all his life? How many coins have those elderly hands fondled over the years? No matter what the scene, there is always a story.
Large, historical, cosmopolitan European cities can be “in your face” overwhelming. Monochromatic photography narrows the focus and chisels the story from the fractured parts a visitor is bombarded with in any day. Sights, sounds, scenes, people it’s easy to get going down the wrong “calle” or street. Try not to get caught up with the images everyone else is flicking their cell phones at and check in with emotions being stirred up. What is the flavour of this place for you? Not everyone tastes the same sweet, salt, bitter or sublime aroma. Warm statutes in a natural setting, frowning statutes with lovers embracing underneath or disgusted statutes with birds on their heads, stalwart statutes with a vista, or cozy statutes tucked away. What flavour do you see with your camera?