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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

NASA cosmonaut in Sydney


Couple of photographers and a man dressed in a NASA cosmonaut suit were shooting near the town hall. They have created a lot of interest from all the people. After all it is not often you see a cosmonaut in the middle of pedestrian crossing.

The photographers took quite a number of takes on the theme. Last two I have observed were taken with what looked like Canon EF 70-200 lens. The cosmonaut crossing the road together with all the pedestrians, jumping up and down in an obvious attempt of creating low gravity illusion.

While the photographer was taking these shots from well over 20m I decided on close shot using wide angle and capturing not only his semi levitation but also the the people in the crowd watching his efforts.

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.