Touch by Rhoufi

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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”

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  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 4 years ago

    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.

    – Rhoufi

  • SRana
    SRanaabout 4 years ago

    simply amazing

  • Thank you SR, it was amazing to watch, the relaxation on the child’s face once she was confortable was a joy.

    – Rhoufi

  • Di-Trying
    Di-Tryingabout 4 years ago

    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.

    – Rhoufi

  • Evelyn Bach
    Evelyn Bachabout 4 years ago

    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.

    – Rhoufi

  • Victoria McGuire
    Victoria McGuireabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Rhoufi!

  • Thanks Victoria, it was good day for street photographs that’s for sure.

    – Rhoufi

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsabout 4 years ago

    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.

    – Rhoufi

  • ArtLacoque
    ArtLacoqueabout 4 years ago

    Wow, you captured a special moment, perfect! Ruth

  • Thank you Ruth, it was special moment I was fortunate to be there.

    – Rhoufi

  • faceart
    faceartabout 4 years ago

  • Oh great, thanks heaps Faceart, I love your Group.

    – Rhoufi

  • Di-Trying
    Di-Tryingabout 4 years ago

    Snap!!! LOL :)) Congratulations on your feature too :)) Love this shot!

  • And again Di, a magic day it seems.

    – Rhoufi

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsabout 4 years ago

    Congrats Rhoufi, your image has been featured in Candid Photography
    9th 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.

    – Rhoufi

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