Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Contrasts

The other day while shooting downtown during lunch hour I noticed a considerable variety of behavior among all the office workers taking advantage of the warm, sunny weather during their noon break.

Many congregated in popular places to talk and socialize over a brown bag lunch.


Others sought quiet solitude to make phone calls.


Still others chose to stroll along the sidewalks with their partner or close friends.


These varied situations, all in the context of the lunch hour, brings a certain element of contrast to the photographing of this common phenomena. It's a contrast of subject and intent as opposed to a contrast of highlight and shadow. It becomes an important aspect in the telling of the story and helps shape the photographic narrative.


Photos: ©2011 David W. Sumner

1 comment:

Mark said...

love the strollers! I want to be in SF...