The longer you look at this photo from Chris McDaniel, the more faces appear before you. He captured the feeling of hustling down a busy sidewalk, and the blur of activity, moments, signs, and people that exist for just a moment in your peripheral vision before you move on.
There are several wonderfully absurd things about this photograph. First is the ICEE bear, positioned exactly in the frame to look as if he is really handing that drink to the photographer. The second is the person, almost the same size as the bear, but their top half is taken over by the plant. When you add in the bold colors of the food stand, the plant, the bear sign and the shoes of the person we can’t fully see, this image is a summer winner.
Shooting weddings can be a lot of fun, particularly when you’re not the official wedding photographer. It seems likely that Robb Hohman was playing the role of guest when he snapped this vibrant candid shot of two fellow revelers engaging in the usual kinds of reception shenanigans. This pricelessly evocative image was captured on film using a Voigtlander Bessa-R3A rangefinder.
I love a deceptively simple-looking architectural photo. John Griffiths worked some magic with the exposure of Eastern Market’s ceiling, managing to fill the darker walls and market stalls under the overhangs, without overexposing the rafters near the skylight. The soft light gives the large warehouse the aura of a cathedral.
It’s Friday, so it’s time for most of us to finish up work and try to relax – which I’ll try not to say in every single Friday In Frame, though it’s likely to continue influencing my choices. It’s been a particularly long week, so I was searching the pool for something soothing. Some lovely flora will sometimes do the trick, or perhaps a sunset over the water, and there’s always the cute doggie route. But then you run across this and have to start all over again. I kept coming back to this incredible street portrait by Lynford Morton. The lines are just perfect, with the trumpet parallel to the framing arch. The blue cast, that’s surely coming from the vibrant displays on the Verizon Center, makes it look as though our musician, who is somehow mastering the look of easy intensity, is standing on a club stage rather than the sidewalk. As Lynford noted on Flickr, “A guy in the crowd requested some New Orleans themed song, and when they got going, you couldn’t tell you weren’t on Bourbon Street.” And indeed, the entire image radiates that feeling.