Archive for octobre 23rd, 2010

On permission III : My beautiful Vespa

samedi, octobre 23rd, 2010

I spotted this girl getting ready to hit the street with her Vespa and took a first shot unnoticed. Yet the only way to have a composition with depth (the street behind) was to position myself in front of her. I took the risk and unluckily got spotted before I could take that second shot. I therefore asked if she did not mind that I take her picture, to which she agreed. I could have asked her to act and look somewhere else, but by doing so, I would have created a fake street scene. I would not have felt confortable doing so, I always feel there is something unethical about it.

In the end, I like the aesthetics of the picture, yet to me it is a portrait more than a street photography shot.  (click on picture to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/180, ISO800