Table on the Bench

By: Gustav Hoiland

Dec 27 2010

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Focal Length:60mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Hardwood and Snow

On the day that presents are opened the merchants are all closed. The streets of Uptown were entirely devoid of warm bodied lifeforms. No wallets were whipped out, no commerce commenced. There was just the dark windows of stores shuttered for the day, with the glum reflection of dirty snow plastered over each and every one of them.

Given my penchant for working either alone or within crowds, the middle of that spectrum is not for me. When there’s millions afoot, nobody stops nor cares nor notices when you raise your lens. When there is emptiness the wind doesn’t bat an eye either. But when there’s the occasional pedestrian and couple about… that’s when there is courtesy. And strangely enough, that doesn’t work for my work.

On Christmas, the hippest of the streets in Minnesota were barren, and I had them all to myself.

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