Wednesday, 9 June 2010

(Step into the) Sacred Circle


The darker side of Sacré Coeur, the one with the dirt and grime, has
always been the one which interests me the most.

The 'other' side, the frontside, shinyside, sandblastedside holds less
appeal for the photographer: too many people and too many precedents.

Freshfaced, airbrushed pseudo-innocence? No thanks - give me the
stinking underbelly every time.

(A Paris iPhone street photograph by Sab Will for the 'Paris and I'
photo blog)

2 comments:

Velia said...

I agree the darker side does have it's appeal in street photography.

But still there is some appeal to the facade or as you described it the "shiny~side" to life in a composition that is told strictly through images {photographs}.

The Photo Huntress

Paris Set Me Free said...

Yes, of course there is, but it's a bit like black and white, isn't it? Without black, white would have no meaning, and vice versa.

Without the beauty, ugliness would have no name. And vice versa.

Without man, woman would have no meaning. Without woman, man would have no role.

I'm not suggesting that the dark side is better than the bright side, but I am revelling in it... ;-)

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