Weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV

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Humanity from Behind

While it is indeed a pleasure to see the faces of those you photograph, I usually enjoy shooting from the back instead, as in the picture above. From this Point of View, not only does the image provide a hint of mystery, but it also feels quite symbolic. In my perspective, by not presenting to viewers a sense of the subjects’ facial expressions, it is thus left to the observers to fill in the blanks with their imagination, and that in itself makes pictures like these seem almost ageless as each person, from here and then on, will have their own unique way of seeing them. Quite simply, photographs taken from behind become representations of the many qualities of humanity. If you do see yourself in one of these pictures and would like to have it taken down for personal reasons, please comment and I’ll be happy to do so.

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21 responses to “Weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV

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  10. Love the way it’s not about “those” two people … It’s about all of us, one of those pictures we all imagine in our minds.

  11. Totally agree with you, sometimes having a different perspectives reveals a lot more about a situation and catches those moments that no one else notices! Beautiful shot!

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