u N t i T L E d

u N T i t L E d

 

Still, there is something predatory in the act of taking a picture. To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed.
— Susan Sontag said that

20 Comments

a penny for your thoughts?

Elizabeth Buckalewreply
September 24, 2018 at 8:53 pm

Excellent candid. I do agree with the quote – I’m always a little nervous about taking street shots, or candid’s of people I don’t know. It’s going to get more difficult with privacy laws changing – we’ll have to start getting releases signed by anyone in our photo’s.

Michael Rawlukreply
September 24, 2018 at 8:54 pm

Just looking is kind preatory, I guess.

Stevenreply
September 24, 2018 at 9:25 pm

Beautiful tones and contrasts captured in this shot!!

Harryreply
September 24, 2018 at 9:46 pm

Can I ever post a photo again? I don’t want to be known as a predator.

Jean-Luc T.reply
September 25, 2018 at 1:24 am

Une image qui laisse libre cours à l’interprétation de chacun.

Bill Phillipsreply
September 25, 2018 at 1:43 am

In a world where people post endless selfies on the internet they are remarkably paranoid about someone else taking their photograph

mhelenereply
September 25, 2018 at 2:55 am

We always are between the impression to violate life of people and the desire to share the testimony of moment…Sometime I don’t take a photo because the moment is theirs .

willemreply
September 25, 2018 at 4:13 am

A successful photo with the text of Susan Sontag

Martine Liboutonreply
September 25, 2018 at 4:20 am

Un superbe B&W j’aime beaucoup !

grouserreply
September 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

or in the case of the selfie turns places into possessions. Though I think in our view of the world Sontag is rather over egging the pudding 🙂

Tom Wilsonreply
September 25, 2018 at 7:10 am

A colleague has informed us that it is now illegal to take pictures of people without their permission – interesting to see what that will do to street photography!

mvdfotokraam / marjoleinvhpl.reply
September 25, 2018 at 7:19 am

What one sees, the other does not see, but you saw a beautiful whole.

ruthiebearreply
September 25, 2018 at 8:56 am

That quote described why I am so intimidated by the thought of taking people photos. I always ask permission. But most of the time I am too shy to even ask. I like the stark B&W of your street scene.

Annereply
September 25, 2018 at 9:06 am

I like your image.

Yesterday I heard a talk by a street photographer – I’m afraid it still did not give me the confidence to go out and take such images.

Nicoureply
September 25, 2018 at 10:01 am

Quel contraste et vue quel rendu et iamge sueprbe captage de ces deux hommes en noir et en blanc et le noir en blanc et la blanc en noir génail.
Belle soirée

….peter:)reply
September 25, 2018 at 1:21 pm

a wonderful b&w Sherri… Susan Sontag had a lot to say about candid shots of people….peter:)

Elaine Kreply
September 26, 2018 at 2:22 am

wow!!! that quote is horrifying lol lovely picture tho, and they don’t look the worse for wear lol

Ayush Basureply
September 26, 2018 at 9:25 am

i always find it difficult to take candid photos of strangers on the streets, Sherri.

Dianereply
October 1, 2018 at 1:52 pm

terrific candid photo. I tend to agree with Susan for the most part. What she says here really bears much truth — most of the time.

Stevereply
October 5, 2018 at 8:19 am

Well, it’s a wonderful photograph in spite of any privacy or philosophical concerns.

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