Dichotomy of Belief

Street photography is filled with many instances when one has to simply go out and get the shot, this is one of those times.

As I finished my photo walk through Downtown and I walked towards my car, all of a sudden my gaze went across the street where these kids were waiting for the bus. In that moment, I knew I had to stop everything and grab that shot.

Dichotomy of Belief — Ricoh GRD III


I walked over with the “ricoh” and pretended I was waiting for the bus and I basically took about 5 to 6 shots which were ok but not really compelling. I then remembered Capa’s famous quote “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” and then I basically stood in front of them as I look elsewhere and click. Such is the stealthiness of this digicam.

27 thoughts on “Dichotomy of Belief

  1. I like the old world (jewish orthodox dress) mixed with the new world (mobile phones and bus stops). Not quite anachronism but somewhere near.

    I bet you could have got even closer! hahaha

  2. [http://www.flickr.com/photos/24523071@N02] Gracias miles !!

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxwell_waltzer] Thanks Max

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/57617573@N05] You get it mate !!

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/beansshots] Thank you sir, I really appreciate it.

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/ki0001] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/awirth] Thanks a million

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/maximusklaudius] That shutter is the funk !!

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/devinish] I’m hoping the G1 has a silent shutter myself, soon you’ll start to see my work with that camera which will be my main tool, well alongside the ricoh off course, double canon on the street, it should be a blast.

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/41502566@N06] Capa is the man and that quote is always with me, thanks for chiming in.

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/kikifl] Thanks man, I really appreciate, this is a project of love and its my passion, I’m glad it comes through.

  3. I know Capa’s quote: "If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough", has been metioned in the comments but let me just second that. It applies to so many of my pictures. I must admit, I personally find it difficult to photograph people, just don’t dare go up to someone and take a photo of them. Anyway, great shot!

  4. [http://www.flickr.com/photos/59101339@N02] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/jgredline] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/52590822@N05] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/62125865@N03] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/jtinseoul] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/300_mm] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/geoffmahood] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gollums_photos] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajsaker] Thanks guys/gals, its one of my favorites, as mentioned in the comments their interaction was just perfect and they seemed not to care, a lady sitting next to them had spotted but she didn’t mind, these boys were all about their phones at that moment.

  5. I look forward to seeing your photographs each morning and this one continues the trend of you capturing the moment. A snapshot of the many flavours of life that grace our streets. There is great interaction between these two although I wonder if they would rather be texting? Geoff

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