Stumbling upon the best street portraits is a matter of luck and attention to the environment to get that fleeting moment.
The subject of my interest will trigger my fantasy, and I will shoot with that in mind, waiting patiently for the best moves, if any, facial expressions, and wrinkles, yes, I find them beautiful on people’s faces.
This woman sat a few meters away from me, where my husband and I wanted to have lunch. The waiters seemed to ignore our several attempts to grab their attention. While my husband persisted, I looked around until I found the best subject for a photo, instead.
She was having lunch and an animated conversation with two younger women, perhaps her relatives, maybe granddaughters. Her colourful dress, jewellery, makeup and perfectly styled hair took my fantasy to different heights, imagining that this elegant woman had been a famous superstar now enjoying retirement.
She seemed self-assured, determined and yet peaceful, and affectionate. She never turned to my direction, and unfortunately, I couldn’t capture her beautiful eyes.
I am also sharing her photo in colour so you can decide for yourself what does that make you feel about her.
Do you feel the same when taking candid shots?
I don’t know if she is famous, but isn’t she awesome?