People are interesting to look at. I don’t need to know the people to find them interesting. So when I’m out and about with my camera, I take pictures of people.
You don’t have to know these three people to have an idea about what they are doing, and what they might be thinking and feeling. I wonder if the fellow on the right is with the couple on the left?
I thought this couple looked nice together as they took their time walking uphill, and down.
This couple, admiring the view at an overlook, looked so peaceful against the blue sky.
And then they were joined by a man ready to catch some rays…
One of the things I like so much about the culture in Germany is an apparent lack of inhibition about their bodies. That might true of the men, more than the women… I don’t know and I don’t have a good way of finding out. But I find it refreshing. I wish we in the US were a lot less hung up on the way we look.
Sometimes people are pensive, or sad, in public. We can empathize with them from afar.
He was looking at little bunnies…
At Andechs, waiting for the wedding to begin… The guests were arriving as we left, many in traditional Bavarian clothing.
I like taking pictures of people who are posing for a photo :-).
Don’t they look happy!
And, rarely, people will stop me to say ‘take my picture!’ so I do.
Jeff asked me why I take pictures of these random people. I explained that when I look at photographs in museums or other spaces, I am drawn to pictures of people. I don’t know them, the photographer may not have known them, but the best of these pictures draw me in. My photos are not museum-worthy but they won’t ever get better unless I practice taking them.
And, lastly, a photo from an actual street. I love manhole covers and this one, featuring Munich’s coat of arms, is a very pretty one. And it has a person on it!