Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Shot from the Hip

This photo was literally "shot from the hip" so as to avoid attracting the subjects' attention. The seated passengers on this London underground train seem oblivious to what's happening, faintly sedated in fact. But the man standing is another story. He knows full well that his image is being captured. Maybe that is because he, too, is a man of pictures: the Irish painter Francis Bacon.

The photographer is a mysterious person who goes by the alias of Johnny Stiletto. You can find out more about him at


Anonymous said...

I wonder which camera he used?

Profoundly Superficial said...

I haven't been able to find other than it was 35mm and not digital. I would guess that it was a Leica of some kind because it's small, unobtrusive and produces superb quality. Or maybe a Minox. But there again I could be wrong...