Last time, we looked behind us in Russia.
This time, we’re not in one particular place in the world. We’re simply with friends.
We all love taking photos when we’re together with our friends. Group photos, so that we can have a visual souvenir of the good times we’ve had together.
You’ve probably got a lot of photos of you and your friends at different times – dinners, events, in the park, at parties – in lots of different places.
Everyone’s smiling because they’re happy to be with you and your group of friends. Like this photo.
But, have you ever taken photos of your friends while you’re walking behind them? Does that sound strange to you?
Why do I do it?
I enjoy doing this because people don’t expect it, and so it’s really natural. I start walking more slowly than everyone else, and eventually find myself far enough behind to be able to take a couple of quick snaps before someone misses me and turns around – and ruins the photo!
It’s something I love doing because everyone is natural, not posing for the camera. For me it’s a great moment of time when everyone’s just walking together and enjoying being with each other.
Even though you can’t see faces, you can still remember the moment and how great it was. You don’t need to see the smiles to know that everyone was happy that day.
So, let’s look at some of my photos of friends. I’m starting with musicians, because we spend a lot of time with our musician friends. The first one is in a concert in Moscow.
Look behind you on holidays
Here’s one of my favourite look behind you moments. It’s in the countryside in France, and our friend was moving his sheep so they could eat some lush green grass.
And the same friend in a car with Olivier.
We also have look behind you moments on holiday. Here’s one of me in Thailand.
And Olivier in Thailand, walking to the bus to go to Kanchanaburi.
And that time we were in Beijing, China.
Look behind you in Moscow
And I sometimes take photos of Olivier in random places, like in this soviet style cafe in Moscow.
Now, up next we have a series of look behind you photos. It’s because, when this particular friend came to visit us, I had lots of opportunities to take photos of him and Olivier while walking behind them. It’s a look behind you tour of Moscow.
Here we have two old friends in Nice, France. They were walking back home after lunch in a local restaurant.
And now some spring look behind you photos taken recently in Moscow and Moscow region.
These photos will always bring back lovely memories of good times with friends. We have a lot of photos of our friends from the front, but wouldn’t it be interesting to take some photos from behind for a change?
Let me know what you think. Is it weird taking photos like this, or do you like the idea? Are you going to try it next time you’re out with friends? Let me know in the comments!
If you enjoyed this post, take a look at the other posts in my Look Behind You series –