This photo was taken in winter at the Roosevelt “L” stop in Chicago, waiting for the Orange Line train to Midway Airport. I was visiting a friend and this was my last photo taken in the city before catching a plane home. I used to live in Chicago but never really took photography seriously until I moved away.
I really enjoy street photography and the XA2 is a great compact, camera to keep on you at all times. It’s a fun camera because it’s basically a point-and-shoot, so you’re focusing solely on composition when taking pictures.
Waiting for the train, I saw this couple and I was pretty confident before I took the picture that is was going to turn out to my liking. (I wish I could always say that). I love the silhouette of the couple because you sense a closeness between them, even if you can’t see their faces. I’d like to think that it’s a couple that’s been together for awhile. From a composition standpoint, I love the dividing line created by the warming shelter. Plus, who doesn’t love a little graffiti in a picture to add some grit.