I was lucky that day to spot super smart dressed ladies wearing massive sun glasses. After the visit to St. Peter's Basilica, was about to leave the square when I came across this lady. Her dress, location (even the plastic bag) created a magical Street Candid Scene. Enjoy!
Believe or not but I got very close to this man. As I approached him somehow he knew that I want to take a photo of him and turned his head to his left. That created even better scene. I love this photo.
As we know Romans talk with their hands and this is one of the examples. A small chat outside Roman Pantheon.
This lady was standing for a while trying to get through to someone on the phone. A loud conversation in Italian sparked my interest. She probably even did not notice I photographed her.
It was an instant contact. As we walked towards each other I raised the camera to eye and press the shutter. The entire moment lasted a few seconds. With my kind smile and polite "Grazie" we passed ourselves by and walked away.
It was around 5 pm when Rome finished work and started getting for another evening. This Waiter rushed through Piazza Navona after something. His black and white costume stood out well in the Piazza therefore I had to capture him walking a few meters away from me.
Romans seem not be bothered about everywhere present tourists. That is even better for us, Street Photographers as we can enjoy every second of our photographing them.
I got very close to this man as I wanted to check if he is the same one that I photographed during my first trip to Rome in 2012. The best way was to take a photo of him. He even did not bother to look at me...
I want you to look closely at this photograph. A woman on a bike, with huge shopping bags. OK, but look how glamour this lady is. The way she was dressed and being on a bike at the same time caused I pressed the shutter.
I am sure you have seen too many photos like this one (a man looking at his phone) but what I really like about this scene was the building, the lines, the bike, the crate and his shoes...
Frankly, I was not sure if I should publish this Street Portrait as this man has suffered a stroke. Despite all I publish this photograph as I feel respect for him due to the fact major sickness he is fine, out in the streets, enjoys his life to the fullest.
I did not know I would come across them in the heart of Rome ;-)
I am not sure if she was Italian and she was wearing massive sun glasses on a rainy day but the gesture she did when stepping down from the pavement triggered me to take a photo of her.
This is one of the most emotional photographs in this series. Upon leaving the Colosseum I spotted her and even heard her cry. Why? Have no idea. She was leaning against one of the pillars, looking at her phone and crying. Why? I still do not know. Maybe I should have asked her...
Myself and this Man, we literally walked into each-other. Honestly, I did not notice him as I was looking at my camera settings. The photo is taken from my hip.
A totally bored face of this lady sparked my attention. Romans spend much of time outside, sitting at cafes, drinking wine or coffee and talking too much... In this case these ladies did not talk that much... Maybe they had an argument?
These three people wanted desperately to have a dinner (this what I suspect as I do not speak Italian) but had no clue where to go. And as you can imagine a huge discussion started which I regret I did not photograph.
It was Friday, a beautiful sunny day and we were walking towards Vatican City and suddenly this Lady appeared. What else I could do... I put my camera to my eye and pressed the shutter. Was worth it I think.
When walking around I have spotted these ladies from a distance. One of them must have been comforting the other as she seemed to be really worried (look at her eyes). I captured them when they were really close. And guess what... they appeared as I was not there... Me invisible...
When you spot such a man walking towards you, a man that you will never see again, what do you? Of course you take a photo.