Mystery of the Sandals
Its been a while since I’ve posted a black and white street shot, as most of my attention lately has been on certain color palettes. Well I finally came across a shot where I thought a black and white would do it most justice and here it is.
I had originally intended to post some film shots I had taken within the last week, however for whatever reason they didn’t copy to my computer properly and I sent the cd with the originals on it off with my friend who I have been letting use my old AE-1 in our recent shots. So until the return of the cd and pics…
I loved the layers of this scene as I approached, with what seems to be a student working on an assignment or maybe an artist plotting out an idea intensely working on what he’s doing while the two beside him look off into the distance. Then there is the mystery of the sandals left behind by what could be a friend.. or maybe even a complete stranger. Either way the owner left them behind. Was it due to the crazy footwork they would need in the near future or the sudden excitement of running free without the restraints of flip flops or footwear in general. Either way there is a story to the missing person, just as much as there is a story to those who are still present. And of course how could I pass up shooting the fedora and matching vest… my kind of style right there 🙂