The theme for The Gallery this week over at Sticky Fingers is street photography. When I saw the theme I was pulled about ten years into the past when pretty much all I used to snap was street photography. I was at university and totally enamoured with the idea of the flaneur. I worshipped Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin and photographers like Robert Doisneau and Robert Frank.
My god, that was a time when I actually thought about stuff that wasn’t related to the two little monkeys who now dominate my lens. It’s easy to forget that a me like that existed.
At the time, I was studying at university and I had a part time office job in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Martin Place. At lunchtime I used to take my camera out and snap, snap, snap. This couple snatching a lunchtime kiss remind me of the kisses Bird and I used to cross town for if our lunchtime breaks ever overlapped.
PS. Excuse the crappy quality, this is a pic of a photo I think I developed myself to save on processing costs and I never was great in the dark room! Thank god the digital era came along and saved me.
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