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A dramatic selfie taken at the Bean


Millennium Park

As a documentary photographer, Ronit Belazal is “trained to expect the unexpected,” as he puts it. But while out for a walk to test his new digital camera, even he was surprised to find this couple working so hard on their own great shot. “I was impressed by their dedication and the joyful, even whimsical nature of their task,” he says. “They were deeply engrossed in capturing that perfectly timed portrait in front of the Bean. I also admired their choreography and athleticism, as they defied gravity and the freezing temperatures.” Belazal dropped into his own shooting position, waited carefully and nabbed this joyous picture. There he is too: a selfie inside a selfie.