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A child reaches out to see if the moving statue is real.
Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne
Candid Street Photography
See how it ended up!
Friends for life by Rhoufi
and the wonderful, liberated statue who makes it happen
Liberty by Rhoufi
and one of her delightful expressions
Cheeky by Rhoufi
To reveal art and conceal the artist,is art’s aim.
Oscar Wilde – “The Picture of Dorian Gray”
oh yes….I love this!
Thank you Mel, sorry it’s taken so long to reply. These two were a joy to watch. The lead up to the touch was so beautiful.
Thank you SR, it was amazing to watch, the relaxation on the child’s face once she was confortable was a joy.
Oh nice!!!! Fantastic capture Rhoufi :))
Thanks Di, they are sitting ducks for street photos though aren’t they? The luck came in because there were not many people in the background at that instant. Later they were everywhere and detracted from the next shots.
Michaelangelo, eat your heart out!There is so much here, it is so rich with feeling and resonance far beyond its own time and place. This is exceptional. Surely not chance – great patience?
Thank you Evelyn. No not really chance with this one; anticipation, really. I saw it coming for a long time and the mime artist took the lead, but the expression on the child’s face (see next photo) was a gift once they touched. It was like she only realized that the artist was human when she felt the warmth. Glorious. I only wish I could have caught both expressions at the same time.
Lovely capture Rhoufi!
Thanks Victoria, it was good day for street photographs that’s for sure.
Just superb!!! Even better framed, my friend :o)))Love the light on the child’s face!
Thank you so much Elle, it means a lot coming from you and the frame does look good. I was lucky with the face lights, she was standing so far back in the shadow.
Wow, you captured a special moment, perfect! Ruth
Thank you Ruth, it was special moment I was fortunate to be there.
Oh great, thanks heaps Faceart, I love your Group.
Snap!!! LOL :)) Congratulations on your feature too :)) Love this shot!
And again Di, a magic day it seems.
Congrats Rhoufi, your image has been featured in Candid Photography9th January 2011
Oh Elle, you’re everywhere!!!Thank you so much, this image is one of those with a life of its own. I must do prints and carry them to the city and give them to the artist next time I see her. Thanks so much.