Posted by matt (Sydney, Australia) on 19 September 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
Leica mp, Summicron35m2, Kodak E100GX, Epson V700
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This title goes so well, everything is there... I like very much this atmosphere.
19 Sep 2008 8:27am
@red: thank you very much Red ! I am glad you like it as well
yea, she's somewhere else...well done
19 Sep 2008 12:04pm
@gbe: yes she certainly was Grant ! Cheers mate.
Nice diffused light... she looks so lonely
19 Sep 2008 12:18pm
@Lorena: it was wide open on a 15th second exposure, maybe less. I am really happy with how it turned out too. Good insight Lorena, she with company but there was a distant aching loneliness and longing maybe. Not judging, just sensing and feeling. . .
photography = writing with light = this is a real poem! Very well done !
19 Sep 2008 12:33pm
@philip: wow, thanks so much Philip !! I am very happy to receive your generous remarks !! I like your work too !
so expressive - perfectly treated.
19 Sep 2008 1:23pm
@Stovepipe: thanks mate. it was a moment of real emotion and awareness of another human being. I may tell this story one day later. the resulting image here has blown me away personally. what the soul sees sometimes our eyes misses. thankfully the camera recorded this perfectly.
Awesome shot! She does seem a little distressed.. I love the mood here. And the blur of the rest of the bar- seems like she is only concentrating on the phone conversation. (It looks like she's on the phone....) Everything else is merely a blur.
19 Sep 2008 1:49pm
@Tamara: Many thanks Tamara. I really love your comments. I especially am grateful you take time to look as I know you are nearing that hugely important day in your lives soon. She was on the phone ;-) so a good pickup there. It was shot is very weak light with only lighting from above. I was luck to get it right at a low speed and wide open aperture hence the blurriness. She wasn't distressed so much as in another state of mind. I saw it as her dreaming of what could be, what she desired, and where she was now. Sometimes you may get a feeling of "I don't belong here anymore" in life. This is what I sensed in her......
surreal scene....she looks stunning too...
19 Sep 2008 2:32pm
@Pavla: many thanks Pavla. Yes she is a stunning girl. A natural beauty. Then again everyone has a natural beauty, their particular look, be it a profile, front-on, or whatever. I guess our gift is being able to capture someone as WE see them, then reflect back to them; sometimes with amazing outcomes ;-)
18 Jan 2009 6:13pm
@JTF: thank you very much JTF.
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