I was going to the drugstore and noticed this older gentleman with a briefcase standing on the sidewalk. He looked like he was waiting for someone. He walked about 10 meters down the street, stopped, turned, walked back, stopped, looked at the street, walked back again, etc. This pattern continued at least for those ten minutes that I stood there on the sidewalk nearby. Perhaps he suffered a dementia, perhaps he actually was passing time and waiting for someone, perhaps he wasn't playing with a full deck. Nevertheless, it's interesting how an ordinary and familiar - even boring - scene can sometimes turn into something interesting and almost a dream. It was in this dream that we met. Me and Him.
Taken on the Keskuspuistokatu street in Kemi, Finland. [link]
A 'non-dream' version of the same man:
Camera: Nikon D3s
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125 s
Exposure mode: manual
Copyright © Jari Mäntylä 2012. All rights well deserved.
Oh Man <3 Thats amazing
This is a great shot, you really captured the mood of the night.
Reminds me very much of Blade Runner.
Awesome shot, love the atmosphere!^^
Like this a lot
Fantastic! Boy, you could make up all kind of stories to go with this.
Very beautiful work, Bro!
Magnifique photo, très surréaliste, j'aime beaucoup cet atmosphère et cette lumière !
Very nice picture !
Very nice picture !
Wow...it's almost surreal. Even the 'normal' photo is awesome. And the description you made really gave another feel to the photo. I mean, yeah, he could be suffering from brain damage, but damn...he has a briefcase and walks nervously back and forth ? It's almost like a scene from a movie.
Wonderful result Jari,the reflection is a beaut and love the touch of the Xmas lights in the window too and even the pose of the Gentleman is great
Thanks a lot Bro. The scene was awesome indeed. I did my best in capturing it.. Even though the result is not as good as the original feeling. I could feel it in my gut and groin.
it´s nice to compare this two photos. Nice idea, for me is better photo with reflection of water.
Nice shot, congratulations!
Why hasn't this received a DD yet???