Sunday, August 30, 2009

Caught in the Act

Being Photographed or How to Photograph the Photographer in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Have you ever been photographed while you were photographing? No? Well, I was. Just when I was about to take a picture of the gastronomic scenery along the Plaza Serrano (officially Plazoleta Cortázar) in Palermo Viejo, the girl in the blue jacket photographed me just like that. I never thought it would happen to me because usually it's me that strives through the streets of Buenos Aires snapping everything that's of interest. (; It caught me off guard, but it was fun.

11 comments:

Jacob said...

Funny! Makes one wonder as to how many times this has happened without you being aware of it!

Photographers are a sneaky bunch! ;-)

Maybe you'll end up in some magazine and become famous!

Andreea said...

It happened to me just last weekend. I was photographing something in the Old Town in Bucharest and kept thinking about the framing when I happened to turn my head and noticed that someone was taking a picture of me. It felt a bit weird. Funny is, the guy turned to his friend and said in Romanian "Darn, she noticed me". I think they thought I was a tourist and didn't speak Romanian.

magicpolaroid said...

this is a funny situation! never happened to me!!

Per Stromsjo said...

So, did you have a chat with her?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Haha! I like the humour in that. I wonder if she has a blog. don't you?

JM said...

Now you know the feeling! :-) The trompe-l'oeil works prefectly on the composition.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

@Per
Unfortunately, I could not chat with her. She disappeared as quickly as she came into view ... maybe she escaped through that small street behind the guitar player. (;

@EG Tour Guide
Hopefully she has no photo blog! I had my 'bad hair' day. *LOL*

Per Stromsjo said...

Ah, those darned guitar players! Typical, isn't it.

Wolynski said...

Everyone is photographing everyone else and everything.
Love that mural on the left - it all flows.

Prospero said...

Sometimes, the hunter is hunted...

AB said...

So you got your own back! Do you think she was just as piqued?