Passing Trade

By SlowSong
Years ago I had a stall in Spitalfields Market selling photographs. The people were really interesting to watch and I did a few candid documentary shots when I could. This is one of them. The original darkroom print shows so much more detail, but unfortunately I can't replicate it digitally.

Thank you for looking. Chris

Tags: Mono Street photography Photo journalism Market People Black and white Portraits and people

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bfgstew 10 668 105 England
30 Oct 2008 7:30PM
I can see were you'ree coming from, urban and gritty.
Maybe a tad more contrast and even add a bit of noise to it, may give it a bit more bite, IMHO.

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jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
30 Oct 2008 7:42PM
Cracking candid.
First class mono
oppo 10 6 2 Scotland
30 Oct 2008 9:14PM
A good documentry image that portrays the hustle and bustle of street markets very well. I like how the taller figure seems to be going against the flow of the crowd. The hooded figure in the background with no face looks a little bit scary.... Very appropriate for this time of year ! Judging by the high standard of your portfolio, I'm sure you must have sold a number of photographs ! Smile

RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2008 9:19PM
Excellent candid, the contrast of movement and static is great. I like the toning too.

SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
30 Oct 2008 9:30PM
Thank you Phil. Unfortunately I never made a profit as the market was so good I'd go and spend any takings during the day! And it was very cold in winter. Smile
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
30 Oct 2008 9:37PM
You have an eye for photojournalism.
backbeat Plus
10 134 1 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2008 10:09PM
an image full of interest...excellent

imagio 10 12 1 England
30 Oct 2008 10:17PM
Like the grittiness in this Chris

Ray42 8 3 England
31 Oct 2008 7:03AM

Quote:Excellent candid, the contrast of movement and static is great. I like the toning too.


SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
31 Oct 2008 7:35AM
Thank you all for your kind comments.
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2008 9:10AM
this is a excellent candid capture that works very nicely indeed in mono, well done Chris

31 Oct 2008 3:58PM
Really like the movement in this image,
foggytwo 13 36 1 Scotland
31 Oct 2008 7:19PM
I like street photography Chris and this one is full of interest.
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2008 10:37AM
love the fast paced movement in this, well taken and converted
paul_indigo 13 259 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2008 1:53PM
Nice sense of movement and bustle.
2 Nov 2008 1:16PM
Great capture, the movement makes this image.

rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
2 Nov 2008 2:12PM
Good candid image Chris. Sentiments entirely about the two mediuns. Ron.
Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2008 3:48PM
brilliant timing i say

3 Nov 2008 5:18AM
great photo
ronsmith1 10 12 England
28 Nov 2008 2:20AM
like this shot like the way your eye is drawn in on the man in white .
its a bit like time standing still round him .....this gets my vote nice one ...
gerrymac 9 10 1 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 2:15PM
Totally unaware of you you hide..? great candid
3 Dec 2008 2:19PM
A great feel of buzz in that particalar picture. Very good. Francois

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