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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Photographer and model in George Street


This photograph of a photographer taking photograph of a model with tattooed stars on her arm in the George Street reminds me of a dialog I had recently on an Internet forum on subject of street photography.

One of the studio photographers in response to the claim that street photographers meet a lot of people responded that he too meets a lot of people in the street and than … he takes them to the studio to take photographs. There is something tragic and yet funny at the same time that he could not comprehend how talking a person from the street into a studio would remove any authentic character from the person.

The scene of the attractive model in light dress on a cold day is the opposite situation. Here is a studio taken into the street to get some “urban” credence. Will it work? Only if you take photographs for glossy magazines, where reality doesn’t rate.

Older couple talking in front of QVB


A photograph of an older couple standing in front of the Queen Victoria building and talking about something behind them as the man’s pointing hand may indicate. I took this photograph because of their relation to the direction he was pointing to. I could imagine him saying “this behind us, my dear, is a Queen Victoria Building and we are standing right next to the Queen Victoria statue” and yet neither of them turned around to look.