Wednesday, October 19, 2011

An Artist at Work

Santa Ana, California (Historic Downtown)
This time I was the one looking through the window. I really enjoy candid street photography especially when I'm in other countries. This isn't another country but it's seems like it because most of the people in this area are immigrants from Mexico. It's a pretty interesting place for street photography plus there are lots of "old" buildings and an artist community.

17 comments:

  1. What a great "people watching" capture, James! I love it! You and a couple other great photographers are inspiring me to do some people watching captures as winter approaches and there are some intriguing people here where I live. I've never done any before and not sure I have the talent, but I do want to try. Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. BW was the perfect choice for this great shot!
    I love how her expression, the smile on her face compose with the photo on the wall. ;-)

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  3. What an excellent composition! She's ready for business with the trimmer and the comb. It's like a dance. I can relate to the man because I close my eyes too when I'm facing the mirror because I like to be surprised when the job is done!

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  4. Cool shot and nice tones!
    Wow, you're good...and brave for talking to your wife about another trip before you even leave for this one! I wouldn't get away with that! :)

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  5. love the b&w...you really caught a great moment! superb, James!

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  6. I agree with Stickup Artist. "Dance" is the first word that came to my mind, too. Amazing capture, James, the perfect instant.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  7. Good street or window shot; the guy in the chair doesn't seem too happy.

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  8. Really impressive shot, you caught the moment , the movement! I'm sure nobody pictured this lady at work before you.If you go on this way, you could make a great book about your piece of country!

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  9. Perfet example of "the decisive moment."
    Was there any music in the air too?

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  10. This picture can tell us a kind of story, it's a moment inside our imagination, it's perfect James, Congratulations!
    Léia

    *** Reminds me the genie of Robert Doisneau! :)

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  11. Love this! I'm also a big fan of candid street shots. This is a terrific one.

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  12. Beautiful composed! much to learn from your work

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  13. She looks like a rock star welcoming her spectators!

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  14. In U.S.A., anyone seems to make an artist.

    The freedom of idea.
    The life may thereby glisten.

    The scene is cool.

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  15. This is a super candid shot, James. Your words are, how to put it, thought-provoking? What are you saying about mainstream American culture? ;-)

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