Lens-Artists PC: Can? Did!

I think my way of life and photography might be in direct opposition to people-watching. My camera and I look through, past and between people.









I take many more photos of animals than people. And yet, candid photos of animals – they don’t exist. Animals always know you are there with your camera, they just don’t care which profile is better or how many likes they get. 😉

I have months of photos without a single (unknown) person in them. I can go to Rome, always crowded as it is, and have zero people in all the photos. People-watching, if you think about it, is a bit like staring and staring is rude. Just as I don’t like being stared at, I don’t do it myself.

So, it’s been easy going through my archives: countryside, countryside, leaves, toads, geese, clouds, sea, trees, sky, bestia, amore, parents, doors, doors, doors, doors, buildings, cars, insects, plants, food, sister, friends, doors, oh did I say doors?

But sometimes my camera disobeys. My camera believes that it should belong to a paparazzo and it could make us lots of money. These were such moments.

But first, as I promised to Mr. Equinoxio, here is the Slovenian cover of The Little Prince in action from some moments ago. It was published in 1985 in Ljubljana in the collection called Biseri (Pearls), translated by poet Ivan Minatti, and bought for 4600 Yugoslav Dinars. Equinoxio has been known for his pot-pourris and photos of randomly encountered Travellers, as he calls them. Here is my Mali princ, the ultimate traveller, in Tuscany, of all places.

And here are my random travellers – even though as the gallery progresses, they are getting less and less random.

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Leya of To See A World in a Grain of Sand…: Candid


30 thoughts on “Lens-Artists PC: Can? Did!

  1. Am meeting here a different Manja – one who loves people and animals:) Love the chess game and the foy with the wedding flowers – striking! Great to see you from a different side:)

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  2. “A cacaphony of images” is a great description Manja – so many terrific shots, hard to choose favorites but if I must I loved the painter with her head turned but her photo on the wall. Fabulous composition!

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    1. Oh, did you write ‘cacaphony’ on purpose, Tina? 😉 Jan above said ‘cacophony’. I wouldn’t use this word for lack of knowledge how to spell it, hihih. Thank you, I’m especially glad that you like the painter. She doesn’t like her photo taken at all but she likes this one, I do believe. 🙂

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