When I travel I often take candid photography. In fact, it is rare when I don’t. That’s because I think that showing people is a good way to get the sense of a place. You can see this in many of my previous posts. A few evident examples are: the Kuna Vendors in Panama, or the Indigenous craft vendors in Guatemala. The post on Belize City is also worth a visit 🙂
This is a photo in Panajajel, Guatemala of a family having a good time on one of the piers at Lake Atitlan, uploaded to my Fine Art America gallery:
Here are some tourists embarking on boats to cross Atitlan Lake in Panajajel, Guatemala. I also uploaded this travel photo to my Fine Art America gallery:
In the streets of Santiago Guatemala is a travel photo I transformed into a painterly image using the digital media, for my Fine Art America gallery:
Many of my candid photos ( they are all candid images as matter of fact), shows an exciting tourist experience riding the authentic Italian gondolas of the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. I also altered my original travel photograph as a watercolor, using the digital media, for my FAA gallery:
In the early years of my life I was fascinated by fine art masters capturing people in their real life. The impressionists were in my total admiration. Have you ever seen for instance Vincent van Gogh drawings of people? That was something that really fascinated me… I even made some drawings on my own, but nothing serious. However, the idea of capturing people in their daily activities followed me for many years to come:
Tailor in Orange Walk, Belize – Uploaded to my Fine Art America gallery:
Woman carrying wood in the rural Guatemala
Coffee Pickers In Guatemala – image also available in my FAA gallery:
Guatemalan woman doing laundry in Atitlan Lake, Panajajel, Guatemala – travel photo from my Fine Art America Gallery:
When I first got involved with photography I was always fascinated by the genre of photojournalism. I think that in the 60’s and 70’s everybody was. The master of street and candid photography of all times will always be Henri Cartier-Bresson. I have to admit that it’s not easy to capture good street photography… but I keep trying 🙂
Here are some of my candid (“street”) photos – I have lots of them:
Young man carrying heavy merchandise in the streets of Mexico City.
* I also made this as a watercolor in the digital media, for my Fine Art America gallery:
At the Bistro in Quebec, Canada
In the streets of Nuremberg, Germany
Poor distressed man in Belize City:
Shoe polisher in San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico:
** Candid photography is mostly described as taking shots of people without them being aware of you. It is however more about capturing people without requesting them to pose. For those who really like classifications, there are some fine lines between candid, street photography and photojournalism. They are however part of the same genre of real honest artistic expressions.
Here are some more from my travels:
Laundry day in Cozumel, Mexico:
Sunday morning in Guatemala – this was the first ever travel photo I sold from my Fine Art America gallery 🙂
Old man and his dog in front of their house in Paderne, Portugal:
Discount shopping on the sidewalk in Ottawa:
Kissing goodby at the airport in Ottawa, Canada
Well, before kissing you goodby, I want to post one more 🙂 It’s a short story featuring a work day of a street musician in Ottawa, Canada. He didn’t look jaded at the end of his performance 🙂 I made it for a contest on a photography contest.
Musician street artist in Ottawa, Canada
I took thousands of candid photography shots along my travels. It looks like I have to make many more pages to show at least part of them. Stay tuned! 🙂
Thank you for visiting!
I am just blown away by your photographs,Tatiana. They capture a slice of life, familiar and yet so fresh. I also love how you convert your snapshots into watercolours.That’s another brilliant way to enjoy your creative process. Bravo!
Wow, thank you so very much Sheetal! I’m so happy to hear this 🙂
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This way you will be notified of any new posts. Thanks again 🙂
Tatiana, reblog should be up after 12 cst tonight 😊 ps- the Nuremberg photo’s not showing up, so just a heads up, lot of times it’s just my iPad etc 😊
Lovely images. That laundry day in Cozumel is brilliant with the sunshine and colours. But my favourite is that huddle of people around the bar in the bistro in Quebec.
Thank you so much! I liked that image at the bar too – I liked it even before I pressed the shutter 🙂
So powerful in the presence of these people, Tatiana! A sense of place indeed! And a sense of our oneness as humanity I felt! Wonderful images! 💕 Am retweeting + saving for a future reblog if OK 😊
Thank you Felipe, I appreciate this! 🙂 Yes sure you can reblog it, no problem 🙂
Out-STANDING selection and variety. Very nicely done.
Thank you very much John! 😀
Oh there are some gorgeous photos in here, had to look for the squares but I found them ☺️
Thank you very much Becky for the comment!
And, sorry for the confusion. The two squares are from Ottawa. I know I uploaded them in a big size, so it’s difficult to tell which is which… glad you saw them 🙂
What an array of terrific images Tatiana! Such a range of emotions and intentions captured! Well done
Thank you very much Tina! I really appreciate your comment 🙂
Wonderful examples, Tatiana! My favorite must be the laundry – colourful and active!
Thanks a lot Leya for the comment! You have a very good eye – the laundry in Cozumel got a lot of likes and comments over the years in my original photography and also in a contest I posted it 🙂