Girl with pale skin


Most of my street photographs are presented in black and white in order to focus on the person or persons I am photographing. Today I have two photos I wanted to share in colour. First one is of a girl with extremely pale skin. How do people get so white is sunny Australia? Is it simply genetic or deliberate avoidance of the sun? PS: Gotta love these shoes.



I found myself today at the sharp end of a triangle. I have noticed the girl on the phone as I passed the construction zone at the Pitt Street Mall. She was half enclosed by the construction safety tunnel and her whole front was out of it exposed to the sun. It looked a bit like the old portraits where other then the person in focus everything turns into a black void.

I took the camera and started to focus on her, when I noticed the two men on the left. From their reaction I gathered they thought I was about to photograph them. I quickly re-framed the photograph to include them in the background. The resulting image looks like a collage of two separate photographs only joined by the invisible photographer as both the men and the girl look at me at the same time.