On the run

It's the third time already that I'm mentioning Garry Winogrand in this blog. The funny thing is that I don't even like his photos that much. I do think, though, that some of his one-liners about photography are very deep. "I photograph because I want to see what the world looks like photographed," is one of my favorites. It sounds banal first, but in my opinion it isn't, and for me it also explains a lot about why I take photos.

I was reminded of the quote when I looked at this photo again more than half a year after I took it.  It's one of those shots where at least consciously I wasn't aware of what exactly I was photographing when I pressed the shutter.

Taken with the M8.2 and the 50mm Summicron at ISO 160 in Genoa on July 5, 2009.

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