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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Asian girl with a mirror


This simple photograph of an Asian girl with a mirror fixing her face in a public is a small symbol of a growing trend. I see a lot of activity, which in my opinion belongs to a bathroom occurring in public. Women cutting, cleaning and polishing their nails on trains, applying makeup (this is also dangerous when they do it in traffic, in “privacy” of their cars). Applying hairspray and deodorant in public. The list goes on. When has all of this become acceptable behaviour? Are we as a society so short on time we have to use any time and any place to do things like toiletries outside of our homes? I think not, but obviously many people make it their routine.

Enigmatic girl


On my daily walks I come across many different characters. I photograph people because human nature and behaviour interests me, sometimes because there is a peculiar situation and sometimes, like in this case, because the person has something special about them that draws an instant attention.

This tall, pretty girl in an unusual dress walked in a particular way – gracefully, gently and yet with a lot of self confidence. She held her head high and proud with some expression of satisfaction or happiness. She seemed to be oblivious to all the people around her.