Looking for the Dupondt – in search of the bizarre

Many of you are probably familiar with the famous Belgium comics called “Tintin”. It relates the wonderful adventures of a young boy around the world accompagnied by his dog Milou and the famous Captain Haddock. The comics also features two clumsy police officers, the Dupondt (see link to picture here), which always appeared when you least expected it and usually wearing extravagant disguises.

Well street photography is a bit like looking for the Dupondt. You spend all day searching for the unusual, the bizarre. Indeed, you spend hours hunting in the streets and nothing really out of common happens. Yet suddenly, it is here right in front of you, at the corner of a street : the Dupondt appeared again.  (click on picture to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.8, 1/250, ISO200

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