Conflicting emotions

One of the main draws of street photography is observing the interaction of people in their world. Going about their business with little or no awareness of a quiet observer, they show you the faces that often only close family and friends see.

In the same style as the last posting, this photo has been processed with the "cinematic" look to exaggerate the three stories. The sun lit business man, just entering the frame with a look of utmost practiced seriousness, the younger man receiving some good news and the lost expression of the woman on the bike all tell differing versions of a moment in time. I have always been drawn to the works of National Geo, Magnum and the early street shooters for this reason. They wanted humanity to open to them, spontaneously and honestly, something that is becoming ever less attainable in modern life. Everyone has a story, everyone has a life that is theirs, but a small insight into their world can make ours richer as long as no harm is done. 

The camera was again the EM5 and the 25mm f1.8 set at f4. Auto focus was used with the central focus point only and was a little off, so on close inspection the front players are a little soft and the cars in the background are sharper. From then on I trusted the face detect and wide area focus system more for this type of work. I have a habit of walking out the door with a wide or normal lens and short telephoto. This day I chose the 25mm instead of the 17mm and found most of the images taken had a tighter tension to them and were technically harder to take. I had more hits that day, but also more misses.