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Bin

I don’t like to take photographs of beggars, I think it’s not ethical, and is not in line with my way of seeing street photography.

But this picture it’s the exception.

Put the head of this man behind the hole of the bin, I think it is (in some way) sad and poetic. And of course, it’s pure street.

Changes

When I take pictures in Madrid, I use to walk always on the same city center streets. Some people think that move around different places in the city to improve the inspiration is basic, but in my case I prefer to focus in the little things that change every time I walk in the same route.

In this case, these debris appeared one day in my daily route, giving me the perfect hole to take this curious photograph.

Conjunction

In astronomy, a conjunction occurs when two astronomical objects or spacecraft have either the same right ascension or the same ecliptic longitude, usually as observed from Earth. (Wikipedia)

In street photography, a conjunction occurs when your mind, your eyes, the city elements, and some god or planetary energy, line up to give you the perfect picture.

Unexpected Things

Unexpected things to photograph can appear in every part of the city.

Sometimes are the result of the human actions, other times is the light and their shadows which change the enviroment, and finally could be the colours and symbols of the street.

In my latest photo walk, I was returning to my car really angry because I had not caught anything interesting, when suddenly this Citroën and the opposite symbol in the road appeared.

The fact is, that you never know when something amazing is going to happen, so you have always to be with “the finger on the trigger”.

Ugly

I don’t understand why people always want to see beautiful things on photographs!

Lots of images with beautiful women, landscapes, sunsets… with filters that don’t represent the real world.

Ugly things are more interesting.

A little hole

Usually, take a good street photo is not easy.

For me, good pictures have to contain something more than people walking in the street. You have to go further, looking where nobody does…

…sometimes you find your photo, looking into a little hole of 5 milimeters.