I think this is the first street photo I asked permission for, ever – I saw the scene and thought to myself “how surreal is that”, but kept on walking.
Within half a block I kept looking back about three times – until it hit me “I have to photograph this little scene”. Finally I managed to get my thoughts straight and turned around, but I wasn’t sure if I could get a shot. My instinct told me to adjust the shutter speed of the Leica, just in case – so I did.
The guy noticed me as I walked back towards him, and I didn’t think he wanted his picture taken. in order not to ruin the shot I asked him “do you mind if I take a picture – this scene seems surreal” pointing at the upside-down mannequin legs. “no problem” he responded, and I started to frame.
In this case -sort of close-up- I had a problem seeing the edges of the 28mm Voigtlander finder and fiddled around a bit in order to get him in the frame (mind you, the 28 Voigt lines are much easier to see than the 28mm viewfinder lines in my Leica’s .72 viewfinder).
During the procedure, he noticed that he is of some sort of interest and moved to the left – I moved back and took a 2nd shot. What you see here is the first attempt.
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