Candid Camera

Taking photos of people or animals when they have no idea that you’re doing it is called candid photography. One of the beautiful things with photography is being able to catch someone in the act. It adds natural life to your pictures

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #67 | Candid

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

20 thoughts on “Candid Camera”

  1. It’s an odd one because he looks very interested in the chap’s ankles but a fascinating shot. Speaking of feet- good results with yours yet? 🙂 🙂

    1. I think he is just buffing up the inside edge of the shoe he is holding. As for my feet, the pain continues! Not sure what is the cause so hard to fix.

  2. Interesting! Where is this – New Zealand? And what kind of event? This is not an ordinary shoe shining thing,is it? And I agree with the other comments, mostly sneakers now. I guess you might have to go to Italy or somewhere where style still rules.

    1. Australia, in one of the Victorian malls, possibly the Strand in Sydney. Business men and women still wear smart shoes, but there can’t be many other people.

  3. I still have a tin of Kiwi black polish under the sink!
    I remember the shoe shine guys becoming resurgent in London during the 90s.
    They wanted far too much to polish a pair of shoes though. Out of my budget.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. I saw some in the streets in Cape Town, but so many people were wearing trainers or sandals they didn’t have much business. And I also still have Kiwi polishes in my cupboard!

  4. Super post Jude, a very everyday moment. Same here, city people do still have suits and shiny shoes. Can’t remember the last time I polished mine but you can bet I used Kiwi polish!

  5. Good candid shot. When I was a young good little Catholic girl, I spent many an hour polishing my shoes using KIWI polish 🙂
    I am in two minds about taking photographs of people. One of the reasons is the evasion of a persons privacy. Yes, I know what privacy in today’s world. I would rather have shots of places without random strangers in them.

    1. I know what you mean Suzanne. I figured in this instance this is such a novelty that they were used to being photographed. I tend to shoot people from behind usually, if at all.

  6. Nice shot. I’ve seen shoe-shine stands in downtown Melbourne and Sydney, but nowhere else for such a long time. I saw the Kiwi logo and got wondering; but you’ve answered my question about it.

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