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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Talking and smoking


This photograph of a young woman and a young man talking on their mobile phones and smoking a cigarette is all about symmetry. Not a mirror like symmetry but behavioural one. They both sit on a monorail pylon and I doubt they are aware of each others existence, and yet they are both doing the same thing. Having a break from work, catching up with friends and sadly smoking.

It is a busy photograph with a lot of people going around their business. The two young people in the center are somehow detached from that. They are relaxed, not in any hurry. That is roughly where the similarities end. It seems what they are discussing on their mobile phones are creating very different reactions. The girl seems to be happy and excited while the man seems to be concerned, perhaps even worried.