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Caution, photographer at work

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Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 23 May 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

My mate Mr. W. at work doing the "official" stuff on behalf of South Tyneside District Council and our new Mayor Cllr. Jim Sewell.

Shot as he set up the first of his group photos in the ante room of the council chamber of South Shields Town Hall.

At the end of this short series I must express my thanks to Mr. Mayor Jim Sewell for inviting me along for the Annual Meeting and allowing me to share these pictures with the rest of the world, in the hope that it portrays our renowned hospitality in a renewed light.

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sunstonemaria from California, United States

:) great :)

23 May 2011 5:39am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Très sympa ce N&B

Bonne journée

23 May 2011 5:41am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great family picture !

23 May 2011 5:58am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Interesting series seeing backstage. Liked the warm tones, fantastic you were asked to do this, you must have had a great day too,

23 May 2011 6:15am

PATRICK from miramas, France


23 May 2011 6:17am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

the perfect shot for the end of this amazing series.

23 May 2011 6:25am

k@ from Paris, France

Works fine in mono too, more timeless. Enjoyed this serie, sincerly.

23 May 2011 6:46am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent behind the scenes view. Looks like it was a most enjoyable photo shoot - made a great series!

23 May 2011 6:52am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

une belle image ,j'aime bien en noir et blanc!!

23 May 2011 7:03am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

It was a real privilege that you were given, and you've handled the challenge sensitively and well

23 May 2011 7:13am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice series Curly. Did you try a tighter crop on this? That sofa is a trifle overwhelming I think.

23 May 2011 7:24am

@grouser: NO sorry I didn't. To be honest I really didn't want to get in Alan's way as he did his stuff.

STEED from D, France

Excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EXCELLENT !!!!!!!!!

23 May 2011 7:26am

Stefanie from France

Really nice; behind the photographer!

23 May 2011 8:11am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb composition !!

23 May 2011 8:40am

Thomas from Paris, France

This one ois my favorite of this serie. It's an excellent idea !

23 May 2011 9:57am

danou-yepa from Nice, France

excellent frame and compo !! greatB/W !!! superb !!!!

23 May 2011 10:05am

fereshteh. from Iran

Excellent image ...

23 May 2011 11:19am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great way to end the series ... Thank you very much for the explanation that puts me in the context of the image. Excellent image witnessed the moment. The mayor a character kind to you! Thanks you very much. A hug, Adela

23 May 2011 11:58am

Florence from Paris, France

The exercise is really interesting in mono too, it really delivers something different. So you're now an official photographer dear ! :-)

23 May 2011 12:08pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful composition. For some reason it reminds me of a Norman Rockwell kind of moment! Great processing!

23 May 2011 12:30pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Quite see your point. 'Too many photographers....' :)

23 May 2011 12:37pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Wonderful B&W with great composition. Thanks for a fine series.

23 May 2011 12:38pm

Zus from Osaka, Japan

Nice series of portrait. Now I realise how big and gorgeous the chair is.

23 May 2011 1:18pm

dean musgrove from Simi Valley, United States

I rather like the perspective and loose frame. It's how a young child would see the event as they entered the room.

23 May 2011 2:46pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful shot to wrap up this series Curly! Gives one a whole new look at local politics...... ;-)

23 May 2011 2:55pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice B&W image to complement the interesting explanation about the photo shoot. Apparently a privilege you must have lovingly enjoyed ... Wonderful series. Love it. :)

23 May 2011 3:06pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Very nice idea and shot!

23 May 2011 4:18pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent framinga nad b&w quality

23 May 2011 4:31pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

oh I love this one. It's so something, I can't put words to. Ah - K said it (thanks K!) - It's timeless - that's what it is. Brilliant.

23 May 2011 5:02pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

I like this B&W pic.

23 May 2011 5:59pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Great image, Curly, with a very good framing.

23 May 2011 5:59pm

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Great B+W composition ! :)

23 May 2011 6:06pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Beau NB

23 May 2011 6:08pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Looks like being back to the time in the past! More interesting than the colored ones!

23 May 2011 6:37pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice man, giving you the time to do this, makes him seem much more approachable.
Nice set of pics.

23 May 2011 8:07pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Perfectly framed. I like, photos taken, photographers at work.

23 May 2011 8:12pm

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

a B&W today,and always so beautiful.

23 May 2011 8:45pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool shot and series. Very well done.

23 May 2011 9:21pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

A great angle - like this candid view.

23 May 2011 9:54pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Excellent wide angle shot...and of course, clever and genius treatment B&W! cheers! regards!

23 May 2011 10:21pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great documentary of this 'official' event.

23 May 2011 11:26pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hi curly! that pretty. picture, beautiful scene from behind. a hug. Alejandra

23 May 2011 11:37pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great PoV captured here capturing action that tells a story. I love the paneled walls seen throughout.

24 May 2011 3:07am

ChriStineD. from Bilhères en Ossau, France

Superbe tableau de famille...

24 May 2011 6:04am

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

Excellent shot !

24 May 2011 7:10am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Great processing

24 May 2011 10:11pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice point of view !

25 May 2011 6:09am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany


26 May 2011 7:08am

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

Your black and whites are just stunningly crisp. I like this little voyeuristic shot of your friend in action. A nice momento for him too.

26 May 2011 3:32pm

1/45 second
ISO 1600
34 mm (35mm equiv.)