Street Photography: The Capture vs. The PoseStreet PhotographyMore Like This
The Capture vs. The Pose
portrait of a WW2 vet...
When a subject poses to have his or her photograph taken, the subject tries to project a message about himself or
herself by how he or she “poses”, by the attitude of his or her body language or facial expression.
If the subject is posed by the photographer, the body pulled and prodded into the desired angles,
the facial expression “directed”, it is the photographer who is intending to communicate a message.
In either case, posing or posed, there is undeniably something “false” in the representation.
The sunlight and dewThe sunlight and dewMore Like This
The sunlight seeps through
Golden and warm on my skin
The light dew on the ground rubs off on my feet
The grass creases under my weight
All the memories here
The sand sticks to my feet
Cause they are wet with dew
The metal is cold
The paint is chipping off
My long bare legs stretch out on the cold
This is where our lips met
This is where we had our most laughs
This is where it rained
Our love grew
This is our benches
Where today's morning dew settles
The sun shines on my body
It dries the dew
That's our elements
That's where we became true
I lay there
Our memories come back
And I still miss you