LOL!!! So appropriate for finals week! Any library or Starbucks is full of these “poor” and tired students! Now, pictorially, that’s a great photograph…love how you capture lights and shadows. It’s always visually compelling. The light and darkness of knowledge…very cool!
Public space or not; would you like to have photos of you splashed all over the internet without your permission? I sure as hell would not. We are all in the public space on a daily basis, but we still have some right to protect our image. There is a matter of what is legal and our right and what is just fair and polite. Sometimes the latter should prevail. Having said that, I am sure Scott got her permission for this exquisite photo.
I understand your concern and I somehow share your thoughts.
However, and as the lady was obviously asleep, I doubt Scott interrupted her to ask for her permission… and let’s be honest, it would have spoiled this “slightly” intrusive, yet candid and cute moment.
I agree with CBC and Ms. Pea (about privacy and vulnerably moment)
and also I agree about ruining the moment by asking her for the pic, but, still think would be nice let her know after that, but how to? hehehe Somebody takes a picture from you without your consent and then interrupts your space awaking you hehehe. Hmm I don’t know. I would rather know.
Except there is no reason to assume privacy out in public. Thats simply silly thinking. If someone feels vulnerable being looked at when they sleep then they best do in somewhere where everyone is not free to look at them. I hope he didn’t bother getting anything like permission for something that she is obviously permitting everyone on the street to do. I also hope that people start thinking a bit more and “feeling” a little less. Nothing is intrusive about taking a picture of something that is out in public for everyone to see. For some reason your “concern” feels very incorrect and un Constitutional.
I agree with CBC and Ms Pea, this is invasion of her privacy as beautiful as the photo is it is clear that we are NOT allowed to use peoples pictures or videos without their consent. That fact isnt rocket science and Issy your comment about thinking more and ‘feeling’ less is offensive, because if you ‘think’ more you would know why candid camera’s make you sign consent forms n so on. Her sleeping in public is not her asking for her picture to be taken…
I know, is silly to expect privacy on a public space (totally agree and understood), if you dont wanna be seen asleep or in embarrasing situasion like this then don’t do it or at least try to avoid it and even more now that seems we live in a exposed world.
It just like, for instance, somebody dies in the middle of the street, the graphic journalist are in their right of taking pictures (although you dont like it) , is their job, but I just feel sorry for the family and for the person who have to be exposed in that horrible moment. Is a public space.
So I know public is “public” but deep inside me still would like some politeness from people even in public spaces hehehe.
But this is a fashion site, so yes, I do love the picture and of course the outfit :)
The morning light reminds me of Hopper’s Early Sunday Morning. I don’t believe there’s a privacy issue, what with surveillance cameras EVERYWHERE. The Starbucks she’s napping in also has her image, but not so well-composed and aesthetically pleasing.
This is beautiful. No one has really commented on her outfit, though, and since this is a sartorial site, I thought I’d mention it. I love the dark colors and the casual dress, the slouchy shirt and tights. Its a nice look right now. Dark colors for summer are refreshing from all the pastels.
These kind of photos are more interesting, I think. As opposed to the photos of people simply standing facing the camera (although I’m not saying I dislike that kind of photo). There was another photo recently of a girl holding a mirror which I liked because, like this one, there was a real sense of spontaneity.
I love this description: An overdressed maid has dozed off after entertaining a visitor. The painting above her depicts Cupid unmasked, an oblique explanation of her dreamy smile. Radiographs show that Vermeer originally painted a man in the background and a dog to the lower right. By replacing these motifs he made the amorous theme less obvious, quite as his remarkable passages of observation obscure his debts to contemporary painters like Nicolaes Maes.
Vermeer would have made an amazing photographer because, like you, he knows the importance of light in telling a story with an image.
I’ve studied at the Astor Place sbux many times. This shot captures the crossroads of the west village’s more classic approach and the east village’s more grungy approach. I love the juxtaposition. (Also the irony of napping at a coffee shop (it’s one of my favorite things to do))