Ground Crew by Rhoufi

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Ground crew busy themselves servicing a Virgin Blue interstate jet

Candid Street Photography

To reveal art and conceal the artist,
is art’s aim.

Oscar Wilde – “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

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  • LBrammer
    LBrammerover 4 years ago

    Great work :)

  • Thanks Linda, whenever I’m at the airport I try to get there early so I can spend time watching the planes docking and the all the activity on the tarmac. There’s always something new to see.

    – Rhoufi

  • aartwaven
    aartwavenover 4 years ago

    great capture, looks like the guy pointing is looking at you at the same time.

  • Yes he was, he probably thought I was from Worksafe or airport management, checking up on him :-)

    They probably don’t think what they do is interesting to someone else. I just love watching people do their trade, not office work, other people’s physical trades.

    – Rhoufi

  • tdn14277
    tdn14277over 4 years ago

    Nice work…great piece of social documentary, in black + white it really works:))

  • Oh thanks Tim, I wasn’t sure about the B+W because there was so much colour about, but when I did it the red of the plane went that beautiful charcoal colour and the darkness in the background became a real void. Surprises me everytime. I feel a bit silly saying this but I see real poetry in human beings and their work – there is something to photograph; not like an office worker at a computer. I would love to spend an afternoon in a handcrafted furniture maker’s, just photographing them using hand tools. Thanks for the comment.

    – Rhoufi

  • mcduff
    mcduffover 4 years ago

    The vehicles and the people look like toys next to the plane. I love it. Well done!

  • Hi McDuff, thanks for taking the time to call in and comment. Like toys, yes, that’s exactly what they looked like – little yellow Leggo men placed next to a toy plane. I’ve been waiting for some photos to appear on your site – do you plan to post any?

    – Rhoufi

  • adriangeronimo
    adriangeronimoover 4 years ago

    Great shot here. I love the high perspective and the lighting is amazing. Just the way they are positioned, it can be imagined as a diorama with scale models. in my view of course. very nice work.

  • Thanks Adrian, photos like this interest me because they feature people at work, so they are sort of documentary, but also because there is so much to look at. This was at night so the scene was lit up with orange light and the conversion to B+W seemed to deepen the detail. Thanks for noticing and commenting.

    – Rhoufi

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your challenge Top 10

  • Thanks Kimba and the No More Colour Group.

    – Rhoufi

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