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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Communication breakdown


On my way home tonight I came across this very tall redhead. She had all the attributes of a fashion model: attractive, slender with fashionable hair do and clothing. She was standing with her back to me. I have to change trains at central so I had only 2 minutes to ask her to pose for a photo. I’ve done that three times and received no reply – not even an acknowledgment of a conversation. As we were pulling down into central the girl has turned around and only then I have noticed she had her iPod headphones in her ears. Now that she faced me I’ve asked again. The train was about to leave so the moment she said yes, I’ve done this quick shot. I’ve shown it to the girl, and she replied “horrible” even before she looked and laughed. I’ve said “thank you” and that was it. The photo was done in a very dim light at high ISO but I like the overall result.