Exercise 4: The Gaze

I was inspired by Robert Doisneau’s Un Regard Oblique for this exercise. Sitting in a coffee shop close to an open window I observed that a high percentage of the passers by would look into the coffee shop. Often, they would appear to look directly at me.

The inside of the coffee shop was dark and it was bright outside and it is likely that they could not see me looking at them with a camera at chest height (I did not want to appear to be taking photographs). Nevertheless, the subjects appear to gaze back.

This exercise could be improved on by using a longer lens, using a tripod, probably using a flash, rather like Lorca.

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