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On the street - The Big Issue - part 2

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 31 July 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

I spent some time on the street with Harlie - a vendor for The Big Issue. As Harlie told me, each day is different. He might sell four or five copies in only a few minutes. Then an hour could pass without a single sale.

The reward - apart from selling all your copies - is to meet regulars who look forward to picking up the fortnightly edition from you. In this shot, you see such a moment. The woman buying from Harlie said she was in London recently and always looked forward to The Big Issue when it hit the streets there. She was pleased to find the Australian edition on sale in Canberra.

Many strangers pass - but with determination you can meet some friendly faces who will look out for you and become regular readers and customers.

The Big Issue is a great read. Similar editions of this social enterprise paper could be on sale on a street corner near you.

NIKON D5000 1/50 second F/6.3 ISO 1600 12 mm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A nice energy infuses this interaction, and I like the black and white view.

31 Jul 2012 5:16am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

They look genuinely happy to be interacting with one another :-)

31 Jul 2012 6:21am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb capture

31 Jul 2012 6:36am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great interaction between them

31 Jul 2012 7:26am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

He 's successful-excellent moment

31 Jul 2012 7:27am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Great vivacious mood and greatly captured!

31 Jul 2012 7:33am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nicely captured

31 Jul 2012 7:47am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli N&B ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

31 Jul 2012 8:08am

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

I know where their London HQ is.
It's in Vauxhall. :)

31 Jul 2012 8:50am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Simply magnificent candid photography, the moment is captured so perfectly, and they
react as if you simply are not there, beautiful work, Stephen, love it !~

31 Jul 2012 8:55am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Life as you see it.. wonderful shot

31 Jul 2012 8:59am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Interesting series Stephen. I like yesterday's colour shot. I presume this is set up by the same chap that started the 'Big Issue' over here. I used to sell hippy magazines on the street in London in my misspent youth :)

31 Jul 2012 9:24am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I love this photo of an encounter naturally. The choice of black and white is excellent

31 Jul 2012 9:41am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Les yeux dans les yeux :) ils sont contents tous les deux. Bonne journée.

31 Jul 2012 10:08am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent monochrome, Stephen - love the interaction. It's interesting that over here, the papers and magazines like this are free and are just in the newsstands to pick up.

31 Jul 2012 10:36am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Great scene.... Good idea to bring it in b&w ! Have a lovely day :)

31 Jul 2012 10:41am

tataray from france, France

Belle scène, très sympathique. Agréable, de beaux portraits.)

31 Jul 2012 12:08pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb !

31 Jul 2012 12:19pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Excellent, a very nice capture for this exchange between them. A very good street photography, I love.

31 Jul 2012 12:54pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

Beautiful light falling on his face...and perfectly timed in the exchange!

31 Jul 2012 1:07pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Une transaction réussie avec le sourire en prime !
Bonne journée lumineuse!

31 Jul 2012 1:52pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

SDuperbe scène animée quelle expression de ces personnages.

31 Jul 2012 1:54pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Great moment and great capture! And it looks like a very nice conversation between them

31 Jul 2012 1:59pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Very good composition and framing. Bravo !!!
Have a nice day.

31 Jul 2012 2:02pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Super cette photo de scène de rue!!! j'aime+++++

31 Jul 2012 2:44pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

da war er doch noch Erfolgreich. In SW auch sehr gut.

31 Jul 2012 3:50pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great shot. It's good to know Harlie has regulars that come by to see him.

31 Jul 2012 3:54pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great interaction and expressions ~ fantastic candid photo!

31 Jul 2012 4:01pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool shot of the interaction.

31 Jul 2012 4:06pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

great documentary , Stephen . To be honest I dislike people working on the street, and chasing for people for an interview ! They are all the time after me . So many times I say - No English, to get a rid of them .

31 Jul 2012 5:17pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

I guess he got clients =) Nice capture!

31 Jul 2012 5:18pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

He really looks happy to talk to people, maybe this matters to him more then selling !!! Beautiful monochrome of this interesting person ... I like the smiles of both

31 Jul 2012 5:32pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Great interaction between the two of them! Nicely captured Stephen! ;-)

31 Jul 2012 6:03pm

firoozeh from Germany

gut gemacht ,schön

31 Jul 2012 7:09pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

a photographic series that promises great urban story, everyday expressions and gestures registered in your eyes, bravo

31 Jul 2012 7:35pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like their expressions. Very nice angle to the shot.

31 Jul 2012 9:18pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

:) Great documentary shot Stephen.

31 Jul 2012 9:54pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Wonderful documentary capture!

31 Jul 2012 9:59pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is a wonderful heart warming image! They both seem so happy!

31 Jul 2012 10:08pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific capture

31 Jul 2012 11:02pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

ils semblent tous avoir une belle connection...

1 Aug 2012 3:12am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Great endeavor and a great shot. Looks like a worthwhile undertaking. I love when people do good things for the right reasons.

1 Aug 2012 4:24am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nice street scene, like the connection which seems to become established between the 2 persons.

1 Aug 2012 7:09am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

A great image for the determination theme, Stephen!

3 Aug 2012 11:15pm

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