art & life | it’s all about perspective

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 HakOn 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

Edward Pfizenmaier Wollman Rink, Central Park, New York City, 1954

Frank Horvat – Swinging Girl, Cairo, 1962

Lisette Model – Running Legs, New York, 1941

Wynn Bullock – Boy Fishing, 1959

German Lorca – Looking for employment, 1951 

Piergiorgio Branzi – Napoli, 1953

Édouard BoubatUntitled, 1948

Heinrich Heidersberger – Laederstraede, Kopenhagen, 1935

Bill BrandtLondon, 1937

Frank Horvat – Les amoureux du Quai du Louvre, Paris, 1955

Have a great weekend!

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