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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Man with a big smile against a poster with smiling woman


I was passing this man in the Martin Place. He noticed my camera and said: “Sir, I hope you are not talking photos of me!”. Naturally I raised my camera and photographed his smiling face in a single move. I had no intention of keeping the photograph. I knew it probably was badly blurred due to motion and I did not expect it to be in focus. I kept on going as the man’s intention was simply to engage me in a conversation which led to some marketing.

When I uploaded all my street photographs from today’s walk I have noticed this man’s photo turned out to be quite a catch as his smiling and blurred face is nicely complemented by a smiling woman from a poster behind him. Definitely a keeper.

Something familiar about you


This was an interesting situation. I have spotted this couple having a conversation in Pitt Street Mall and I thought they looked interesting. The moment I put my camera to my eyes the man became immediately aware I am going to photograph them. Usually this spoils the shot but to my surprise he did not turn away or question my action, instead he posed with a nice smile.