PEOPLE 352 – GOING TO WORK 80

 

 


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An old and very dear friend of mine is a professional psychologist and avid people-watcher.  Her insights into everyday human behaviour never cease to fascinate and amaze me.  I had the idea sometime back of giving her a photobook of the Going To Work images (produced via Blurb) for her birthday, and that project is moving ahead.  In the course of assembling these pictures for use in her book, I have found six images that have not been posted in the Going To Work series but which really belong there, and so I am incorporating them into this series here.  This is the third of the six.  You can find the other images here: 1 2 .

This is morning rush hour, this is the city, and in this view of the city are only two representatives of the real, Natural World.  At lower right, a real, living person, who is hurrying to work through an artificial canyon ablaze with faces, noise and messages, all crowding in close, claustrophobically close, all around her.  She hurries to get through it all, she hurries to be rid of it all.

And the only other representative of the Natural World in all of this artificially constructed reality is the sky is at upper right – calm, quiet, cloudy and serene, tainted only by our fumes and emissions.

Photographically, I enjoy the city, I love being there with a camera, this artificial, human environment has so much of interest to the lens.  But in other terms, to me, the ability to access undisturbed peace and quiet is one of the most desirable and valued of all things on this planet.

Earlier images from this series can be found here: 1, 2, 3, 45, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 1213, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2324, 25, 26, 27, 28,  29, 30,  31,  32, 33  34  35  36 37  38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45  46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 Each will open in a separate window.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window, and click onto the enlarged image to enlarge it yet again – recommended.

Technique: X-T2 with 10-24 Fujinon lens at 30mm (equiv); 400 ISO; Lightroom; Temple Gate, central Bristol; 28 Apr 2017.

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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

12 Responses to PEOPLE 352 – GOING TO WORK 80

  1. bluebrightly says:

    I’m glad to hear you’re moving forward with the book, that’s great! This one is exceptional.

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  2. So glad you let us see this one, Adrian. Among all your terrific Going to Work images, this is one of the very best. Love the way she is squeezed into the frame and must squeeze herself out. And, yes, the color.

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  3. Meanderer says:

    I agree with Harrie – I really like the colours; they really jump out! At first, I thought the woman was crouching down with a camera to take a photo of the poster, but now it looks to me as if she is clasping her hand to her ear to keep out the sound when actually, she’s probably on her phone.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Hi M! The colours as I remember them are true – as I said to Harrie, I really do like the way these Fujifilm cameras handle colour – and of course I used to use Fuji colour slides in my film cameras – oh, Provia 400X, what a film! So Fuji has all that colour expertise, going back decades. I’d like to think she has her hands over her ears, but I think you’re right, its the ever-present phone – confusticate!!! 🙂

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  4. Love the movement in this, Adrian!

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  5. paula graham says:

    Yes, cities are great for photography…but the quiet places are best for the soul.

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  6. The colors are good! 🙂

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