Man's bestest friend loves a tickle.....
Macfilos Weekender by John Shingleton
I came across this wonderful scene of a man with quite obviously his best friend whilst walking along the esplanade here at Terrigal in NSW, Australia. It was just after having had coffee last Tuesday with Macfilos contributor and friend Wayne Gerlach. We had been talking about life in general but mainly photography and, in particular, street photography. I had been expounding that just taking photos of total strangers on the street is pointless — even if the photos are good technically — as, for me, street photos should have a narrative, tell a story or amuse or engage the viewer. We went our separate ways and just around the corner was this charming scene — man and his best friend.
Fortunately I was carrying my X1 with me and it was a simple task to ask the guy if I could take their photograph. He readily agreed. I did not ask the dog but I am sure that she was OK with anything her owner said anyway.