I’m in the process of compiling a selection of street shots for a gallery exhibit proposal, between 20 and 25 images from my six month stay earlier this year in Quito and Bogota, tentatively grouped under the working title “Urban Ballads”. This shot was taken on Palm Sunday near the edge of Quito’s central Plaza Grande, a lively hub of socializing and commerce. This woman was doing both and more during a late afternoon storytelling performance, typical of the multi-tasking you’ll encounter in most plazas and public areas.
It’s an unconventional portrait in that her face isn’t visible — indeed she will forever remain anonymous. That’s one thing that actually drew me back to this shot last night: that its focus isn’t on her as much as it is on her actions and immediate environment. So for now, I’m including it in the exhibit’s first round batch.
Thoughts? Would love to hear ’em.
And for the record, today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 648th straight, was snapped on 29-Mar-2015 in Quito, Ecuador.