Walking The Dog
When I saw this photo, I was immediately struck by the colour of the woman's dress, like anyone would be, it really grabs your attention. But looking at her more closely, there is a combination of accessories, from the designer bag to the trainers to the traditional Chinese umbrella, which creates an oddly homogeneous whole. Even the dog with its neck scarf fits the persona. Having looked at her closely I started to take in her surroundings and I was a little thrown because I expected her to be in an Oriental city, but no. And it is because of all these contrasts in styles and cultures that photographer Martin Forde has captured that make this such a wonderful shot.
Martin is a talented street photographer who has an exceptional eye for capturing people and telling their story. I strongly recommend that you use the link above to see this image on Flickr and take your time to browse through the rest of his work, you won't regret it.