Sequential images

Having looked at the work of Elliott Erwitt I also tried to see if I could capture a sequence of images for the decisive moment. This was not so easy in a candid style of photography but I can see that it is possible, The difficulty is recognising the moment BEFORE the decisive moment and to continue to shoot afterwards too. I tried to take photographs when I felt something ‘may’ happen , but the reality was just lots of pointless photographs that lead nowhere!

This sequence is not really ‘decisive’ enough but this girl continued to take a multitude of different poses for her ‘selfie’ shot, it was however amusing to watch.

Where did the boy with the orange bag go? What happened to the orange bag? It leaves some unanswered questions which could work, but its not amusing or strong enough. I need to be able to see there faces, if I had been on the other side of the fountain in may have worked.

I was trying to add the view from the pigeon who appeared to be looking on at this young boy who was scaring away all of his pigeon friends, I took a few different images so I might need to look at making a better composition to the triptych. Its a shame the other couple came into view on the third image.

The youth behind appears as if he is attempting to kick the man in front on his phone however as the last shot shows this is merely an illusion, however it does prove that had I chosen just one of the first two images the narrative could be entirely different and actually it proves that is often the photographer that does indeed create the narrative.

These are three completely different scenes but I wanted to see if placing them in a particular order as part of a triptych they could create their own narrative and possibly decisive moment. The story appears to suggest that whilst the woman in the outer images carry on in what they are doing the men appear to be drawn to looking at the model being photographed in the middle image. Only one man appears to be oblivious as he looks down at his phone. This could work if was properly thought out, it does work however in creating an entirely ‘untrue’ narrative.

 

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