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    Well trained bodyguard - he watched me very carefully.

    That day was dedicated to Henri Cartier-Bresson and Marina Abramovic of whom I'd read blurbs in the press. Both have a retrospective exhibition at the MoMA. I finally went last week. The least I could do is take a few street shots, on the way - as a token personal tribute.


    [ johnny ], mcreedonmcvean, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. NYCandre 59 months ago | reply

      Marina Abramovic live performance in the MoMA Atrium .

      The whole Cartier-Bresson area was off limits re taking photos.
      ... ...


    2. 'Deborah Chen 59 months ago | reply

      these people look as if they were going to war:)

      I miss MoMa, I always spend so much time there whenever I'm in NYC

    3. lynnjatheninja 59 months ago | reply

      Midtown west is the best place in all of NYC :]

    4. mcreedonmcvean 59 months ago | reply

      Strong and bold portrait. The intensity is palpable.

    5. Metrix X 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Street Photography International, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    6. johnwalford 59 months ago | reply

      Powerful, and close-up form of Street Photography - brings real presence to intriguing subject. How did you know whom the guy is that the "body-guard" is covering?

    7. NYCandre 59 months ago | reply

      @Deborah - I try to keep it in mind too, NYC is so distracting ..
      @lynn - yes definitely - so is Soho, Astoria, the LES, and the Meat Market, oh and (you name it) ..;-)
      @mo - good thing I was in a light mood ..
      @Metrix - thanks for stopping by
      @John - I didn't know him (tho was tempted for a moment to chat with them, dunno why I skipped the occasion, hmm maybe I didn't want to lose my HCB frame of mind) .. and I'm quasi certain he was someone 'important' .. at least important enough to have a handler/ bodyguard. How sure am i? pretty sure.. only some computer database somewhere could verify this now ..
      Or maybe he'll be kind enough to say hello ?

    8. H. Kosin 59 months ago | reply

      Wunderbarer Blickwinkel sehr schöne Aufnahme.
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    9. MzelleThao 59 months ago | reply

      shopping time :o)

    10. vision revision 59 months ago | reply

      He spotted a threat. He is trying to figure out if you have a gun or a camera. Bodyguards are extremely stupid.

    11. Anthony Lima Mok [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

      nice shot from the hip!! just guessing coz the composition and angle of the photo. I love the way shot like this!!!

    12. NYCandre 59 months ago | reply

      @H Kosin @Mabel, @cocoaloco @t..t@o - thanks for stopping by !
      @vision - no idea how stupid they are .. didn't really want to find out ;-)
      @anthony - not exactly from the hip, about chest high, but yes, without looking through the eyepiece. Pretty happy I nailed it in one shot ;-)

    13. Rana Pipiens 58 months ago | reply

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    14. wormbeast [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

      good shot of this handsome young man in the sun

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