High Contrast

The title is meant to speak to the glaring contrast between the sharp looking and sharply dressed poster boy and the homeless street person napping in front of the poster. But I suppose it could speak to the high contrast black & white processing. You may recognize this poster from another shot I posted a few weeks back. I could pretty much stand on Yonge Street all day in front of this poster and get some crazy street shots. There’s always something going on there. The poster is on the side of the Eaton Centre, just south of Dundas Square in the heart of downtown Toronto.

So I’ve got four days off in a row! Man, the possibilities. I am so filled with hope for a good time over at least the next couple of days, I could spit. By Sunday night I’ll already be fretting about Monday being my last day off and going back to work Tuesday. I know it’s silly to think like that but I like to get my worrying started early. The best part is they are calling for pretty much perfect weather over the next four days. Tomorrow I think I’ll head downtown with the camera in the morning, go have a nice breakfast and read the newspaper, then walk around like a tourist. I might be meeting a friend down there for lunch in the afternoon, we’ll see how it plays out. Anyway, hope you’re planning on a good weekend, too.

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6 Responses to High Contrast

  1. Inga says:

    Excellent photo. The contrasts are great – a really interesting photo that makes us both feel and think.

    • Thanks Inga! Very much appreciated. When I was first editing it I found my thoughts going to what sort of life the guy in the poster leads versus the sort of life the sleeping guy leads. Like, I picture the poster guy drinking martinis at some fancy gallery exhibit or media launch party with all sorts of cool and interesting people, entirely oblivious to the fact this other guy is scrounging up assorted day-old newspapers in order to fashion some sort of sleeping arrangement on a park bench for a cold night ahead. Very different world.

      I suppose we all live in very different worlds.

      I often check out where my visitors are from and imagine what sort of lives they live and how their lives differ so greatly from my own. Like, even in your case, you probably have this long history in Trondheim, Norway, yet I had not even heard of Trondheim until I visited your blog. Sorta blows my mind at times.

  2. milkayphoto says:

    Powerful image. The guy in the poster almost looks disapproving in this setting.

  3. the wuc says:

    Wow, I’m not sure which sitch is worse. Interesting pic.

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