Street Portrait: Black & White Challenge


I’ve been nominated by Desley Jane at Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist to participate in the 5 Photos / 5 Stories Black and White Photo Challenge. You must check her blog. She’s indeed a scientist, photographer and writer and a frequent flier. You will be delighted to travel with her through her photography and to learn easy and fun science’s experiments, that even you can do. And the icing on the cake is to hear what she has to say about all of that.

At the same time, I’ve been also nominated by Janet at Sustainabilitea to join the 5-day Black and White Challenge. I’m sure you will love to check her blog where she looks at life through her writings and photography. Janet makes stunning photos with her smart phone that makes people wonder why having a DSLR.

I’m combining the two nominations; this is my fourth post for the double 5-day challenge.

This photo has a short story. Two weekends ago, I was shooting street graffiti when a man approached me. He asked me if he could pose so that I could make a photo that would help him finding a fiancée.  He wanted to look as he is, i.e. smoking, wearing glasses and not hiding his belly.

There you go. A super friendly man looking for a fiancée…if you know of anyone interested…well, I don’t know his name nor where he, if it’s true love they will find each other.


For day 4, I’d like to invite my fellow photo-blogger buddy Herman Hanssen at Hh to join me in this challenge. Herman and I go a long away. We studied our MBA together and also worked for the same company. We also share the same passion for photography. When we met a few days ago and I shared my blog with him, he jumped wholeheartedly to the blogosphere and started blogging last week.

I would like to invite you to join me in welcoming him to our community.  He is a corporate finance executive with tremendous sensitivity (yes, it is possible!), who is pursuing his passion for photography since 3 years ago. He has developed a very personal style inspired by Anton Corbijn a Dutch actor and artist.  Check his blog, you won’t regret that at all.

The rules of the 5 Photos-5 Stories challenge are:

1) To post a photo every day for 5 days
2) To write a story to accompany your photo for 5 days (this can be fiction or non-fiction, a page, a paragraph or a poem)
3) To nominate a different person each day

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Sharing sights & insights captured with diverse angles. Ex-corporate, now my own boss. Cycling, hiking, cooking, reading, yoga, writing and photography, are no longer only hobbies listed on my resume. It's what I do when I want.

12 thoughts on “Street Portrait: Black & White Challenge

  1. Well isn’t he ever the romantic?! Love this. Nobody asks me if they can pose for me, that’s too cool. Was he a fun model? I have checked out Hh’s blog and will certainly follow along. Xx

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    1. He seemed to be very romantic. Lol. It’s not my best portrait but I loved the story. The sun was gone, it was a dull location,and he wanted it done fast so he could finish his cig!
      I joked by saying that to find his fiancée he could help me composing the photo, and that’s when he came up with the line that she should see him as he is! Brilliant!!
      I thought I would never use this photo but what the heck..
      Thanks for checking Hg’s blog! Appreciated.

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  2. The photo is excellent: it’s not all about the composition and light and such technicalities, but about the character of the model and the mood captured in the photo. You excel at this.


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