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I spotted this lonesome photographer taking a break with his coffee wending his way through the crowd and it occured to me that for the most part photographers are solitary creatures who prefer to be invisible whether crawling through the undergrowth or exploring the cityscapes. They seem to like to work alone……….this is certainly true for me but is it true for all or most photographers?

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solitary, city, landscapes, alone, coffee, lonely, photographer, exploring, undergrowth, invisible, peterborough

Comments

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 6 years ago

    Good candid shot

  • Wow thank you again Barry this means a lot as it has a personal meaning to me…..the loneliness and frustration of creativity!

    – Jacqueline Baker

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    Great capture, beautiful street shot

  • wow thank you Antanas i’m so happy that you think so, thanks for commenting! :0)

    – Jacqueline Baker

  • kdm22222
    kdm22222over 5 years ago

    I just LOVE how you captured him….It is so true…I thik we are all loners in our own little world when it comes to potography….I dont like to be bothered much when I am shooting…I think what we do is very personal….I even feel awkward when someone comes up to me to alk about my photography and I NEVER handles compliments well at all….You really nailed this one

  • Thank you Ken so much and i can totally relate to the awkwardness you feel it’s the same for me too..funny isn’t it? I try so much to be invisible but it just seems that if you have a camera then it acts like a magnet. Most photographers i have met seem to have this solitary thing going on so maybe it comes with the territory. Anyway thanks for commenting i always feel as though i’ve done extra well when you comment LOL :0)

    – Jacqueline Baker

  • Kevin Skinner
    Kevin Skinnerover 5 years ago

    Very candid and superbly executed. With everyone else going about their business really does emphisise the sometimes the lonely pursuit of photography. And yes, it can be a very solitary pursuit which is part of the art, I suppose. :-)

    A great image.

    Kevin

  • Thank you so very much kind sir this is exactly what i saw in the image as he walked into view. I liked the building and the balance of the windows etc and was waiting for someone interesting to walk into the scene and then he did. I watched him stroll around and just felt somekind of kinship even though we never spoke a word to each other……thanks again Kevin!!

    – Jacqueline Baker

  • Robert O'Neill
    Robert O'Neillover 5 years ago

    Never thought about it before, but I guess it could be quite a lonely experience. Nice shot

  • Thanks Rob i guess it’s not like that for everyone but for me photography is something that not many of my friends and family understand….thanks so much for your great comment!

    – Jacqueline Baker

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosover 5 years ago

    Yes I do prefer to be alone when out with the camera but somehow so often attract too much attention from passers by (Bless them) LOL.,
    His red top makes him stand out even in a busy street scene like this but that also works well as a focal point, well seen and captured,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Thank you so much kind sir for taking time to say what it was that you liked about this image, i just saw him and knew i had to capture him under the star bucks sign! Thanks again Rob!! :0)

    – Jacqueline Baker

  • Nikolay Semyonov
    Nikolay Semyonovover 5 years ago

    right moment and so well contrasting with the dark background of the building. wonderful capture, as big as life.

  • Hey thank you sooooooo much dear friend for commenting! :0)

    – Jacqueline Baker

  • midzing
    midzingover 5 years ago

    fantastic shot,,, well done

  • thank you just one of those shots that happened at the right time! :0)

    – Jacqueline Baker

  • allenpatrick
    allenpatrickover 5 years ago

    Beautiful! This truly captures the feeling of solitude both self and societally imposed upon the photographer. It almost appears as though he projects an aura that keeps others at a distance from him.

  • My thoughts and feelings too Allen…a solitary craft with people either embracing you or treating you with suspicion……..although i have found that most people consider themselves too ugly to photograph which i find sooo sad! :0)

    – Jacqueline Baker

  • ©FoxfireGallery / FloorOne Photography
    ©FoxfireGaller...over 5 years ago

    My favourite place Starbucks, and I am a solitary photographer too, as I merge my inner self into the subject, scene or mood in the hope that I can capture that magical moment

    Great capture

  • oooooh Starbucks i know!!! Funny how many photographers are lonesome creatures perhaps because we are primarily stalkers LOL perhaps we scare people off hehe :0)

    – Jacqueline Baker

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