IMG_9809 by Johnny [Shakedown]

Category: Street.

Photograph: “IMG_9809 ” by Johnny [Shakedown] (username “Johnny [Shakedown]” on Flickr).

Originally shared on the Photofocus Flickr community right here.

Why I picked this image: Besides the symmetry that was used for the composition of this image, there is also a strong documentary story captured in this one image. On the one side we see a woman in a modern jacket that covers her hair and face for religious believes. And on the other side we see a woman’s face portrait in a large advertisement totally uncovered.

This image manages to show and document the visual appearance of cultural differences within one image. I could see this as an opening image for a photo documentary about different cultural lifestyles in our society.

Well captured Johnny!

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  1. Great composition and timing. Makes me wonder how many eyes are on us at any point of time…


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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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