While I have written about the five photos that I took to make a set for the exercise, there are others that I did that I liked as well.
I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to take some photographs of a friend’s band at an outdoor gig recently. My camera is a bit of a being a beast Nikon DSLR, but as people expected me to take photos of the band they paid no attention to me wandering around the site and snapping what I saw.
A couple of the crew avoiding the rain and waiting for time to pass until it was all over and they had to load up again.
It was overcast although quite warm, spitting with rain. Little Mix had played there the night before and they were selling floral headbands and glow sticks. Her headband makes her look like she’s at Woodstock.
Lots of people take photos of themselves in front of the band playing so that they remember being there and part of it all. More floral headbands, but her expression caught my eye as well as the tiny man in front of them. Is he part of their group? I don’t know!
Another band waiting for soundcheck to finish and then they can get off to eat.
I was walking along the promenade at Preston Beach and saw these two having a snooze in the sun. The are blissfully unaware of anything around them, and it was very hot so I can imagine them waking up with sunburn.
Carrying my camera at waist height, I snapped these people outside their beach huts just along from the other couple. Beach huts are prized items here and the waiting list is endless. It’s not my idea of fun as I like to move around from beach to beach depending on my mood, the time of day, whether I want to swim or not, whether I fancy an ice cream. It’s a slice of British life seeing people outside their huts on a summer’s day.
These don’t make a coherent essay on street life, but they are observations at various times to show that it is possible to take photos while people are not aware of you. Interesting to try it out and see the results.