Just a simple photo post today.
As you can tell from most of the stuff I’ve posted so far, I tend to take photos of landscapes and architecture mostly. While I was in Amsterdam recently I tried to make a point of taking more street styled photos. The city is perfect for street photography; you’re never short on an interesting character or two. This type of photography definitely isn’t my strong suit (and I’m not quite game enough to get up in people’s faces), but it’s something I like to try and progress at, little by little.
I like this photo because it turned out as I saw it framed in my mind. From above, the man is simply walking down the street, but the reflection (“Thai Massage”) hints at the seedier side of Amsterdam, hidden just below the surface (and usually not even that far down). Not that there is inherently seedy about Thai massages, but it’s generally seen to be a euphemism for prostitution. Though Amsterdam would probably be the least likely city in the world to require a euphemism for prostitution. But I digress…
D7100, 50mm f/1.8
1/100s, f/2.8, ISO 200