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Reading the street photography signs…


Walking through the symbolic streets of Helsinki

SOMETIMES street photography is all about instantaneous reaction. A flash of action. A chance taken which is rewarded.

But sometimes it’s planned. Many of the best street photographs are.

I loved these signs on the pavement where a building was being renovated in the centre of Helsinki. They were sort of funny. What would make the photograph even better would be to catch someone walking past who would somehow echo the silhouettes.

Juxtaposition. One of the great things in street photography.

I waited for about a minute with my camera framed to catch someone walking into the gap on the left of frame. Three people did. This lady was the third and I got the timing spot on and caught her footfall just right to shadow the body language on the signs.

Spontaneous. And planned.