I’d been to the Springer Gallery to see the current Joel Meyerowitz exhibition and it being a warm evening, I decided to take a wander down Berlins Kurfürstdamn to see what was photographically on offer.
I noticed this carload of boys on their second lap up the strip, cruising the streets ogling young women walking on the sidewalk, a scene played out a thousand times every weekend in cities all around the world. Boys out hunting in cars, it’s almost a right of passage ritual in some cities where car jockeys endlessly chuck laps looking for whatever the evening brings, which is usually very little, as young women are rarely aroused by a loud sounding car, at least that was my experience as a youth.
The shot was simple enough. Pan while turning from the waist in a smooth motion and utilize a slow shutter speed for the speed lines, you see photographers doing all the time at sports events.
50mm, f4, 1/8sec, ISO320.