Category: Street.

Photograph: “black diamond” by Torsten Koester (username “Torsten Köster” on Flickr).

Originally shared on the Photofocus Flickr community right here.

Why I picked this image: There are few reasons that made me pick this image. First of all I like the symmetry with the diagonal lines crossing over the circle (kudos to the architect). Secondly the contrast and B&W conversion look pleasing to me  and point nicely to the human elements in the frame (I do like harder contrasts in my B&W street images). And lastly I see layers of commonalities that the people appear to share. The man on the conveyor is interacting with his smart phone. The woman on the conveyor seems to be carrying a tablet pc. The man at the round table is just opening his notebook. The woman in the shadow on the upper left side looks like her face is lit by a smart phone.

This is a daily scene that is representative of our social behaviour and lack of face to face interaction with each other. In this image I find it do be shown in a very artistic way that I could see hanging on a wall.

Good job Torsten!

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Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. Great image which is not only graphic but shows planning, anticipation and patience.

  2. A big thank you! Marco. Very appreciated 🙂


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About Marco Larousse

My name is Marco Larousse and I'm a journalist and a fine art street and documentary photographer - I have a background in photography of about 30 years and the power of telling a story with only one image keeps me motivated and fascinated every day. My approach to photography is "reduce to the basics". Growing up with the limitations that film photography has tought me, I still enjoy the basic approach to photography today. The camera is my tool, a mere extension of my instincts to capture what I want how I want it. I am one of the hosts of the Podcast ( #mirrorless and #inspiration shows). I am also a speaker and writer for photography related topics. You can follow me on twitter @HamburgCam


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