I won’t tell you what’s wrong with it just yet, but I’ll tell you the story behind this image. It was shot on a Calcutta (Kolkata) street during a brief visit to India in October 2006.
You’ll notice that I’ve focused on the air vent inside the car, as well as the wing mirror. There’s a specific reason for that, as well as the fact that the man with the newspaper is not in the sharpest focus.
Have you picked it yet? If not, I’ll reveal that the man is not a real human being – he is a roadside mannequin! The newspaper, however, is real. It is a Kolkata-based paper called “The Telegraph” and I’m guessing someone puts a fresh edition in the mannequin’s hands every day!
I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F6.7, 1/45 sec, ISO 400, focal length 50mm.
Featured in STATUES AND SUCH, September 2010.