Don’t move . This is a holdup!
Photographer Shoots Photographer While Shooting Photographers!
Oh, how I love to catch people in the act of photographing. And what could be better than photographing a photographer caught in the act of photographing other photographs caught in the act? Does that make this the photographic version of a ‘circle shot’ ?
There’s not a lot I really do with these pix, but it’s yet another category of images I take, without any intent, other than the mere giggle factor of mild enjoyment.
People take pictures in museums without barely looking at the art itself, merely their little virtual screen versions of the actual experience. One time, I watched wave after wave of people stopping to take low res cell phone pix of Van Gogh’s famous Starry Night painting without even once actually looking at the piece at all.
It was so dark here, that I could barely see to focus, and the teenie digital camera LCD monitors were brighter than everything else around.
I’m ending here (it’s 3:20am local) with one of my favorite recent shots of people taking pictures. They were oblivious to the fabulous radiantly glowing San Francisco golden skyline behind them, because they were focused on him ‘holding up the Golden Gate Bridge’ behind me! They look like a fertile crescent frieze in stone with their figures in stylized poses for all time.