I need to come up with a name for this kind of street photography and give it a tag so I can organize examples of it here. I very much like this kind of photography. Maybe “billboard juxtaposition” or something like that.
Times Square, New York.
This image is more of a place marker, I know it’s not great but I want to return to this theme and one way is to post this rather than burying it in my Lightroom library.
A number of my contacts have done incredible street work standing in front of an interesting billboard or building facade and waiting for just the right moment as people walk in front of it.
This H&M billboard went all the way to the ground so it’s a perfect backdrop for these kinds of images and Times Square is loaded with people walking by; all you have to do is wait and shoot.
I’m just learning here; this is my first attempt at this and I think it will be fun to keep trying, hopefully learning to get ISO and shutter speeds higher at night and to simply wait more patiently.
Flickr member christian cross posted this great street shot of a great mural with people walking in front of it with his Ricoh GR.
Excellent planning and timing.
My flickr contact eses moto took this great street shot in Tokyo, Japan with his Canon 5D Mark II.
No doubt the guy is also taking a picture of a second of the billboard.
My flickr contact Alex Newman took this great street image in Varanasi, India with his Fuji X100S.
Here’s an image that cries out planning. No doubt Alex saw the mural and waited patiently until the right kind of contrast moved in front of it.
Sometimes even street photography needs to be slowed down to get shots like this and Alex is a master.
My flickr contact Tatsuo Suzuki posted this fantastic street shot taken in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Brilliant timing.
Flickr member Trevor Hughes posted this most excellent street shot taken with his Ricoh GRD III on Queen Street West, Toronto.
My flickr contact eses moto took this great street image in Tokyo, Japan with his Fuji X100.
Excellent use of advertising billboard backdrop. In scanning his photo stream on flickr you can see he’s quite good at this. I love it, must remember to try this although I can’t think of where except New York. Maybe Los Angeles on Rodeo Drive.