Flickr a Day 114: ‘Anonymous #2’

I had to abandon my original pick from the photostream of Mattia Notari. The pic is interesting and the composition is superb. But after discovering self-titled “Anonymous #2″—and, yes, there is another and another—I could choose no other. Photos of would-be hacktivists, or their supporters, wearing Guy Fawkes masks are cliché. Not this one. The portrait’s brilliant use of light, and the evocative, thoughtful, and prayerful pose, makes the Day.

Mattia is from Reggio Emilia, Italy, and he works in the computer sciences. “I’m passionate about programming in various sectors, computer networks, and computer security”, he says. “I’ve a degree in computer engineering in the graduate program at the University of Modena”.

He shot today’s selection on Halloween 2014, using Canon EOS 6D. Vitals: f/3.2, ISO 100, 1/160 sec, 54mm. You can find out more about Mattia at his website. He joined Flickr in March 2011.

Photo Credit: Mattia Notari