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Wes Hardaker​ has put together an amazing collage of shots from... Well, I'll let him tell the story.

Originally shared by Wes Hardaker

Prague: The City Of Love?
Prague, CZ 

Asking a photographer “Is it ok if we leave you on the street while we duck into that store for a few minutes [while you sit here all alone on this busy street]?” is a bit like asking a musician if they wouldn’t mind taking a break on this piano bench for a bit. I was lucky enough to be the recipient of that question while wandering the streets of Prague and immediately found a place to set up camp [i.e., my camera]. Since it was a hot day, and there was a wonderful shaded cafe right on the edge of one of Prague’s cobblestone streets, I decided to set up my camp camera inside the cafe’s shaded patio and shoot while sipping a cappuccino. Grueling work, I tell ya. Grueling.

Within moments I saw a pattern emerge in the crowds walking past my enforced afternoon oasis: a huge percentage of people were holding hands as they walked down that busy street. From young to old, rich to poor, upper class to the less fortunate: they were all engaged in spending time together. In fact, there were very few couples that weren’t holding each other’s hand while exploring the beautiful city that is Prague.

I present to you some of my resulting images from that 20 minute stint in the sidewalk cafe (I took more than 30 pictures of unique hand-holders during this 15 window of time). Normally I would never, ever show you so many pictures from a single scene, as it’s normally overwhelming and even annoying. But in this case, the pure numbers are what make the scene so fascinating to me, so I’m breaking a rule of mine here. I hope you don’t mind!

The full story story and links to the individual images on my blog post:

Street Life Saturdays curated by  Dave Ortiz
Street Photography Saturday curated by  Sunny Wu #StreetPhotographySaturday
BTP Street PRO curated by  Nancy Dempsey Werner Polwein #BTPStreetPro
HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by  Anja Wessels Michael Sonntag Оксана Крысюкова Jean-Philippe Jouve Roxanne Bouche' Overton #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos
Street Fine Art Photography curated by  Gemma Costa Rob Heron #streetfineart
StreetPhotography curated by  Tatiana Parmeeva Maria Roco #streetphotography
StreetPics curated by  Arnold Goodway #StreetPics


  1. Thanks for the shoutout Rob Masters​! Was lovely (and fascinating) to see this series! Aussies aren't as big on handholding as some other countries :-/

  2. Thanks so much for the reshare Rob Masters!  So happy you enjoyed the storyline, so thanks for passing it along :-)

  3. Wow. What a great collage of photographs :)

  4. Thanks Suzie Smith.  It was a fun project to put together, and has given me some ideas for future ones as well.


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