Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thematic Photographic - Candid

"Thematic Photographic" - Carmi at the blog Written, Inc. presents a weekly themed photographic challenge. This week's theme is CANDID. Check in and see who else contributes photos based on this idea.

As Carmi puts it: This week's theme, candid, is all about capturing people when they may not be aware you're doing so. It's about telling stories of people as they are, not as they're trying to be."


I had a hard time with this one, because I don't often take pictures of people unless they know I'm doing it. Most candid shots I get are distant, and not very good.

When we were in Paris, strolling through the Marche Vernaison, like many tourists, I took a lot of pictures of objects. I'm sure that people who work at the market and serious shoppers find tourists a little annoying but at the same time amusing.

Here, a mischievous fellow poked a little fun at me, getting in the shot and mugging for the camera. Candid? certainly not - he was definitely aware of the camera. But does it show him as he is? I think so. A funny fellow.

6 comments:

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

This is fantastic. I love the silly look that you captured. It's a slice of life photograph -- pretty darn close to a candid indeed.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Karen Sather said...

a very funny fellow indeed, and he made it quite a point to get into your picture...very candid in so many ways...love it!

Kate said...

Nice shot. He looks like a fun guy; wonder what he was up to...and where he was headed. A pretty chill dude.

kcinnova said...

Tourists: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em! :)

Jason, as himself said...

Perfect. How fun.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

He looks like he'd be the life of the party!