Faces of Dublin
The photos for this post were taken during a couple of visits to Dublin. The first was in September when I unwittingly encountered a protest march against the introduction of water charges. The second visit was a few weeks ago on Nov 1st – this time to actually take part myself in a water charges protest march, my first time ever to do something like that. You’re never too old to do new things!
For this post, I’ve selected shots which feature a face or faces as the main focal point, as opposed to general scenes. There are many challenges in street photography – framing a good scene, ensuring there is interest or a story for the viewer among other aspects. I like the challenge of trying to capture facial expressions (unposed, of course). The shots in this selection feature faces where I am almost 100% sure the subject did not know I was taking the shot. Click and move. I’m not always so inconspicuous and in a forthcoming post I will show some shots where I was most definitely spotted by the subject. Still – click and move. No one has yet come after me!
In this post you will see one gentleman who appears twice. I actually encountered him on both visits in two different areas of the city centre – quite a coincidence. I hope you enjoy these shots. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know which is your favourite shot. I won’t reveal mine for now!