We Differ

Walking around the streets of London, camera in hand, I come across all sorts of little cameos. Some are obvious, some not so obvious. And some are only in the mind of the photographer – the street scenes that create themselves unintentionally.


It was lunch-time. Builders, decorators, workmen were having their midday break. Perched anywhere. This man was seated just in front of a boarded-up shop front that was undergoing a makeover – the posters themselves advertising the soon-to-be-opened new shop. Perhaps the site was where he worked. He appeared lost in his own thoughts, watching the world go by.

I was struck by the inherent tension created by the two men – staring intently in two entirely different directions.

About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'.
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15 Responses to We Differ

  1. Sue says:

    Right up my street, Andy…I love capturing ‘accidental’ cameos!


  2. shoreacres says:

    And what an interesting juxtaposition of “style” and “substance.” I suspect you can figure out which I’ve determined to be which. 🙂


  3. One of your very best, in my opinion. Besides the overall effect, what I like are the way the bits of red are distributed, the strips on both sides of the composition, and the posture of the worker.


    • LensScaper says:

      That’s very kind of you Linda, thank you. This was one of a line of posters and I decided a needed darker colours to either side to ‘frame’ the final crop. Just needed a bit of cloning to have clean borders without any of the ‘content’ of the neighbours intruding.


  4. Chillbrook says:

    Superb photograph Andy! You’ve certainly got an eye for such images!


  5. Love this juxtaposition Well done, Andy. 🙂


  6. hmunro says:

    This is a wonderful image! Kudos to you for spotting it — and then for capturing it so beautifully.


  7. Emma14 says:

    I love how different the two men in this photo are! Fantastic contrast. It made me smile : ).


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