Jesus on the mainline

Photo Information
Oddly adversarial pose.

K7 & K135 @f2.5
18/07/2012 - 22:12Pentaxophile
CategoryStreet Photography
Shutter Speed1/250
Focal Length200mm


Link Posted 19/07/2012 - 08:35
This is street photography at its best, and nobody comments!

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)


Link Posted 19/07/2012 - 09:44
I like the dynamic energy in this capture. The irony of the adversarial pose is that he would see his adversary as 'evil' but he might antagonise someone in his challenge. I had to haul a friend off an evangelist with a loud hailer when all the man wanted was to save his soul! You could compose a good portfolio from photos of 'street preachers'. There is a tension here which works well because of the depth of field and the inclusion of the foreground observer.

Best wishes,


Link Posted 19/07/2012 - 14:40
A great portrait shot as well as good street photography, like this alot. - mary.


Link Posted 21/07/2012 - 14:02
I don't know about 'at it's best' Paul, but I appreciate the comment. Thanks David and Mary too. Now I look at it again it looks a bit dark, or is it just me?

I have to say, although the pose is adversarial, this guy is actually really friendly (if slightly unhinged) and loudly proclaims his love (in a Christian sense - or at least - I hope!) for passers by.
Last Edited by Pentaxophile on 21/07/2012 - 14:05
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