7 Feb 2008

Street photography - perspective

Having said quite a lot about photographing people and what a powerful device it can be to have your subjects making eye contact with the camera, here’s a photograph that goes entirely in a different direction.

The strength of this picture comes from a dynamic feeling of depth and movement going right into the heart of the composition. Every line of linear perspective and every human action leads the eye forward, and yet it has to come back to look again at the straining figure behind the cart.

It is another photograph from my visit to China some years ago. I suspect all those people cycling to work will not be driving cars.

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