When Is an Action Photo a Still Life?
Why are all those tourists ogling that well-dressed, happy-go-lucky Italian businessman/commuter on the go? Because he's actually standing perfectly still, precariously balanced perhaps, but perfectly motionless nonetheless—hardly what the image implies. Complete with "windswept" hair and wired tie and jacket to mimic speed and motion, and carefully choreographed stop-action footwork—this guy has definitely done his homework and knows full well how photography depicts the human body mid-stride!
Posted by: STAN BANOS