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I saw this lady artist at her work, and she seemed totally unaware of the rush hour traffic whizzing by behind her.
London 1970s.
Leica M3, 35mm film.

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1970s, bw, london, people, street


  • andygibb
    andygibbalmost 7 years ago

    brilliant as ever…love the concentration in her eyes

  • Yes, Andy, the eyes are quite striking.Manythanks for your kind words.

    – david malcolmson

  • knightingail
    knightingailalmost 7 years ago

    wow I agree with andy, she probably didn’t even notice that you took a photo of her! So natural, i think this is such a precious capture =)

  • You’re right, knightingale, she didn’t see me – must have been my magical Cloak of Invisibility! Thanks for your kind comment.

    – david malcolmson

  • Fiona MacNab
    Fiona MacNabalmost 7 years ago

    Excellent candid, she is obviously lost in concentration there.

  • May thanks, Fiona!

    – david malcolmson

  • abefleur
    abefleuralmost 7 years ago

    wonderful capture – i love all the activity going on behind her and yet she seems oblivious – she totally absorbed in what she is doing. Love the b&w too (am i right in saying that the Leica M3 was the best one made – at least in the M series?)

  • Yes the Leica M3 was so good it was difficult to think how it could be improved.It could certainly do all of the things the later models could do a real classic…….Wondeful how the lady was so absorbed in her work. Thank you for your comment, Deborah.

    – david malcolmson

  • JudyBJ
    JudyBJalmost 7 years ago

    Great expression and wonderful tones

  • Many thanks, Judy.

    – david malcolmson

  • Nuh Sarche
    Nuh Sarchealmost 7 years ago

    great portrait!

    you have a wonderful gallery!

  • Thank you, Nuh, for all of your kind comments.

    – david malcolmson

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 6 years ago


  • MelanieSpeaks
    MelanieSpeaksalmost 6 years ago

    Great capture David…your work is just amazing.

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    congratulations on the feature in the Benches group – this is a tremendous capture!

  • scorpfemale
    scorpfemaleover 5 years ago

    First of all, congrats on the feature! Well-deserved. I love the way her creative process is like a bubble around her, as you stated in your description. Also, on a personal note, I tend to feel more and more disconnected at times with my muse, as I get older. I think because I have more responsibility as the years go by. This is a sign of hope for people like me. . .that you never “lose it”, no matter the age. Bravo!

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