Posted by matt (Sydney, Australia) on 30 May 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.
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the clientèle never changes. great shot of a sad situation.
30 May 2010 5:39am
Shame shame shame on us.
30 May 2010 6:38am
Excellent shot but very very sad!
30 May 2010 6:17pm
1 Jun 2010 4:16am
I mean to say, something's very wrong yet who am I to judge? Fantastic image.
1 Jun 2010 4:18am
I'm not looking to make judgement on anyone. Shame is a harsh blaming word and no one knows what's happening with some people and what they are going through or why they do what they do. I make this photograph because it's about life, the reality of life, and in this particular scene I saw people under a light. You are entitled to your own opinion of course and I don't say you shouldn't have one. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. This is a fact of life. Happens in every country. Acceptance is needed not shame, guilt or judgement.
2 Jun 2010 5:48am
I'm with you Matt...it's 'what we are'...you can deny and judge but it's plain as day...and I feel that becoming concious of the 'fact of life' is the first step...where we go from there is up to you...intense street image...
7 Jun 2010 4:35pm
@Morris Taub (momo): thanks again Morris. sometimes I don't take photos. I remember Cartier-Bresson's photos of prostitutes at first annoyed me then enamored me greatly and I think they were used once as a full front page spread in LIFE, but this scene is neither sad nor happy for me, it's more of an acceptance as we discussed, but hugely the way thai people accept people as they are without judging by morals or religious ethics, something western culture needs to learn, especially those with strong moralistic religious beliefs designed to really support their own choices in life, not others.
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