Monday, October 25, 2010

Guest Photo of the Day: buiu


, originally uploaded by buiu.
Almost all of Thiago Ramos's Flickr photos appear to be pictures he's taken of strangers on city streets, which really intrigues me. I'm much too timid to do such a thing--at least openly--though there have been many, many times when I've seen someone passing by that I would have loved to take a picture of. Some people, at some times, just wear their souls on their sleeves, and it's so compelling for a photographer, especially when it comes with the serendipity of great light. I imagine Ramos walking up to a woman like this and saying, "I'm a photographer, can I take your picture? I just need three minutes of your time," and then snapping away and moving on, with a captured fragment of light and time as a memento.

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