This is the latest in a series of photos I’m working on, some of which I have previously posted here. I’m posting this to show the evolution of an idea. The first of these was from over a year ago, when I took a picture of a chocolate shop with a line of people outside. Since these images involve merging of shots with exposures as long as 30 seconds, any people who do not stand motionless for the two or three minutes it takes to make these appear ghostly. I didn’t plan it that way, it just turned out looking cool by dumb luck. As time passed, I shot some more in other locations with people moving randomly. Finally, it occurred to me that I could use the same technique while having people pose for me and have them move a little or stay still at my direction. I’m a little slow, but I eventually recognize a good thing right in front of me. Now that I know what to do, I would like to produce a series of these in different locations. My thanks to the very nice folks who posed for me.