Isn’t it amazing how a thought-out composition and a different perspective can completely change your opinion of something? In every day life I don’t daydream of puddles and shadows, but they sure do look good when photographed the right way. They DO happen to be two of my favorite elements to capture when I’m romping around with my camera. Maybe that’s why I’m so fond of this awesome collection I discovered on Pinterest (BONUS: it contains some super cool old shots of New York!).
If only we were as talented at placing that strategic composition and positive perspective on every aspect of our lives.
A man gives a woman a helping hand as she takes a flying leap over a large puddle on the pavement, 1960.
Fan Ho – Approaching Shadow, Hong Kong, 1956/2012
Bedrich Grunzweig – April shower, 1951
Miroslav Hak – On the Balcony, 1944
André Kertész – West 134th Street, New York, 1944
John Vachon – Times Square on a rainy day, New York, 1943
Walter Sanders – Fog in New York, January 1, 1950
Édouard Boubat – Untitled, 1948
Heinrich Heidersberger – Laederstraede, Kopenhagen, 1935