Maria, the chestnut vendor by damien-c

Maria, the chestnut vendor

by damien-c in Street Portraits

I remember seeing this woman since I was a kid. I decided to approach her, after I took this shot and we talked for a while.
Maria is 75 and she's been selling roasted chestnuts since she was 14.
She says the only time she makes some money is from tourists. In the Summer she used to sell ice-cream, but the city hall has cancelled these people's permits.

Street photography is not about streets. It's not about staged moments, people posing, friends acting cool in a back-alley. It's mostly about the correlations between humans and the environment. Between humans and other humans and other living creatures. How we function in society, how we stand, how we act, mainly how we act without being aware that we are being seen.

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  • Submitted:Apr 5th, 2011
  • Resolution:882x588
  • Date Created:Apr 5th, 2011
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  • Camera:Canon EOS 7D
  • Exposure:1/500
  • CCDWidth:3mm
  • Aperture:f/2.8
  • Focal Length:50mm
  • ISO Speed:200
  • Flash Fired:Flash did not fire, compulsory
  • Software:Paint Shop Pro Photo
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