Double Vision

Posted: March 12, 2012 in Street Photography
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In Street Photography we are constantly looking for the special moments in the everyday life and routine.

As photography is a visual art, we tend to use visual elements to enhance the content and the moment captured. One of these elements is duplication.

Finding duplications of the subject or elements in the frame can enhance the emotions, the story or even become the main theme of the picture.

It could be a duplication of  hair-style, clothing, color or textures or anything else for that matter. It could be a combination of several duplications, the more complex it is, the more interest it will draw.

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

Street Photography by Sagi-K

One of the finest example for using this element in street photography is the picture “Trading Life” by Nick Turpin who is also the founder of iN-PUBLiC.

Trading Life

Trading Life by Nick Turpin

Not only there are two duplications in the frame of two men each, there is also a parallelity between the bold heads of the businessmen and the hardhats of the workers and there is the contrast between the two pairs in their clothing, their economic class, and their directionality in the frame.

I will discuss parallelity and contrast (of objects not of brightness levels) in other posts in the future so stay tuned…

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Comments
  1. leflo23 says:

    Excelent post.

  2. Santi says:

    Great set of images and great idea!!

  3. lightbox3d says:

    These are awesome. Nice job!

  4. veredgf says:

    Loved it! Great eye!

  5. Muthe says:

    This is educating, Mr. Sagi. Thank you for the article, and am waiting for your next article ^^

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