More new edits of old files. Taken south of Mexico City just months ago, but it seems like years…
Wondering what it all means.
You have no idea how long it took to learn this dog’s name: Xoloitzcuintle.
Circus office chair.
Sitting fire truck – please place emergency call at least a half hour before help is to be needed.
Not sure if she was trying to snap a photo or to snap her knee by bending it backwards…
Street photography happiness is finding great street art, and then a stranger photobombs your shot…
Hope you enjoyed.
As always, Alessandro, a fantastic set of images and a great storyline!!! 1,3,5 are my favourites. 🙂
Thanks Santi. I really appreciate it when you point out the stronger images. Selecting the better shots is harder than shooting them in the first place, so i find this very helpful. 🙂
No, Alessandro, I just point the ones that I like the most. I don’t use the terms the best, better, bad, worse… because I just can say “I like” and it’s a personal feeling, others can “like” other images and all of the opinions can be correct. What it goor or bad? It depends of the personal/social experience and taste. I like all of them!!! Maybe we can try a scientific method and use statistics, but I’m sure that the results would change depending on the group of people, country, or time (I think that Van Gogh was not considered a good painter by the society in which he lived) 😉
We are in tune. I was thinking about Van Gogh just a few hours ago. Thanks for being here, Juan, gracias.
Nice series again, Alessandro. I think Xoloitzcuintle is very cute, and I am impressed with the energy some people put in taking their own picture. I prefer yours!
To be fair to my unknown subject, she was shooting a picture of a friend, not a selfportrait. With intense concentration, nonetheless…
Great collection! 1, 3, 6 & 7 are my favorites. I actually like the girl on the last one. She could be a bit more visible, she makes that picture more dynamic IMO.
Thanks for the kind words and for helping with the selection, Peter, i appreciate this.
In fact, i meant to say the same thing: the mural was good enough, but the person popping out right then was the frosting on the cake…
Very enjoyable series. The last shot is my favourite. I don’t think dialling 999 would get you very far with the fire engine!
Haha! No, that fire truck is not the sharpest tool in the shed. To be fair to the local fire department, this was the only (temporarily) disabled vehicle in a fleet of a dozen or so. I heartlessly cropped all the good ones out. Thanks, Andrew!
I am just thinking what new adjectives can b used to describe my enjoyment from viewing your photography….nope…i am out of stock!! 🙂
Maybe i’m part of the problem: how many new things can anyone (you) say to someone (me) who does the same thing over and over and over?
I appreciate your presence, no worries about the adjectives. 🙂
Another brilliant set of photos again paired with your witty comments! Have I ever said to you that I think you need to do a coffee table book?
My, what a lovely comment – thanks!
Honestly, yes: i am working on the selection of street photography from Rome. Ideally, exactly for a coffe-table book. I will be basing my selection on the response i get from fellow bloggers, who have collectively proved to be extremely discerning and with infallibly good taste. So, please, stick around… 😉
That is awesome Alessandro!!! Keep us updated with your progress on that one. I for sure will buy one of your books! And I’m sure there is a HUGE market for your style of photography and humour – pair that with all those tourists in Rome, they will snap them up in no time! Best of luck 🙂
Each post so wonderful, Alessandro! You always put a smile on my face. : )
And that, which may seem but a trifling thing, is to me immensely rewarding. Thank you.
Amazing work, sir! I really don’t know how you do it… you always seem to capture the ‘spirit’ of a place so well! Which is SO much easier said than done… reacting in time to capture those little moments… with so many things happening all around you… and in the excitement of a ‘new’ place, too… incredible, as always!
Thanks, spilledinkguy! What i most love about street photography is that you get better at it by learning to predict what is about to happen. Because when (and if) life flashes you a smile, it’s too late to reach for the camera: it has to be out and ready. And of course, luck is always the decisive factor. :).
Very nice black and white on the first picture. Entertaining as usual.. thanks
Thank you, waex99! The first picture is also among my favorites because it reminds me of how big a deal an ice cream cone was, as a kid…
Great set, I love the Hat Trick, very Cartier Bresson.
That you should mention my absolutely favorite street photographer is pure bliss – thank you very much!
It’s always a pleasure to know about people and places trough your photos. A very well assembled set, Alessandro!
Selecting the best photographs is indeed important, but it’s not an easy task, when you are the author, and love them all equally…
Wonderful! I love the photo of the painting, It looked so real & beautiful. The woman that is standing in the doorway showed me that it is in fact, a fantastic painting, very big & so real. Wonderful photographs. ~amy
Thanks, Amy. Know what’s crazy? I was in the same spot a few weeks earlier, and caught the author, Mauro Carrera, as he was painting it… https://ciapannaphoto.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/csc2260_mex-crist-artist-painting-mural-1000×997.jpg
OH MY!!! That is such an amazing photograph, alessandro! Why have I not seen that one?! I love catching people/children during an art project because its as though they are magicians conjuring an image trapped in their mind & we are given the gift of seeing it happen. You caught magic, then. Fantastic. May I have it? Signed? I will pay you & you know I’m good for it, BUT you have to sign the front…please? And I would love to have the artist name written by you~amy
I am flattered, thank you. And, yes, of course – i would be glad to have a nice print made for you. Please email me the details…
That last one is my favorite. I think the stranger really adds to the photo! Great job on this set. You’re such a brilliant photographer.
I do carry my camera, but without luck’s helping hand, i’d be out of business. I like your sensibility – thank you for being here.
We would love to post the picture with the dog at toemail if you do not mind? Was that in any particular town? http://toemail.wordpress.com
Go right ahead, toemailer, no problem at all. That photograph was taken in Zipolite, in the state of Oaxaca….
Thanks! We will let you know when it is posted. 🙂
It’s posted now. Thanks so much, we really appreciate it! 🙂
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