Photographer's Note

...or, an art of following someone in the street



Closely observed

Hey, Trekkers.
Allow me to present YOU to YOU.
I don't know YOU. Neither I know the people on these photographs ( Well, with the exception of this young, American-Vietnamese actor , Dustin Nguyen "V.I.P" TV series, mingled with the Toronto's crowd )
Yet... In every single case there was something prompting me to jerk my camera up to my eye and start shooting. I'm not going to confess to the world what that prompting was. For I believe each of YOU will know her/his own version of "why" I've snapped them.
There will be very little information provided.
As I said: I don't know the crowd.
Please spare mi technical stuff like: grain, noise, colors, etc, because I couldn't care less. These are the live people, not the still objects I have time to compose before start shooting them.


Some excerpts from the critiques:

Oh, manI adore the photos of the posters on the streets (???)



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Theme(s): Street people, Celebrities [view contributor(s)]
Original Date Submitted: 2006-03-13 20:36
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Critiques

Bojan (1607)
[2006-03-13 20:50]


Hi George :)
Quite inspirational, can't wait to see more.


RADEEH (1813)
[2006-03-13 21:46]


A typical polonaise shot.
I can see you in this shot.
Congratulations.


don_narayan (6548)
[2006-03-13 22:38]



Hej George. A good street scene, with this woman looking back at this man, this fascinating figure against the wall with his indifferent expression and posture. I am not so sure I like the presentation, though. Why not just the shot? Why have it sectioned off?


sarju (5157)
[2006-03-13 22:57


Hi George
Nice photo, I like the way you have captured the diversity of this multicultural city of Canada.
I had written a note about the demographics of Toronto in my previous photo and your photo seem to have captured that diversity so very well.
good photo mate .... I like what you have captured here.
thanks for sharing this incredible photo
bye for now
regards .... sarju
PS: Like Don, I also don't like the sectioned off PP, but as you say, it is a people shot and I don't really care much .. have a good night !!


jinju (22625)
[2006-03-14 0:22]



Czlowieku,
dawaj tego Lance'a na TE. GENIALNE.
A to zdjecie nie jest zle. Ale nie wiem czy podoba mi sie ta obrobka. Mysle ze to zdjecie bardziej pasuje na TL a to z plakatem Lance'a byloby idealne na TE. Wogole uwielbiam takie zdjecia z plakatami i ludzmi.


kdien (8946)
[2006-03-14 1:13]


Witaj Jurku,
Niezbadane s wyroki adminw tej witryny, ale warto eksperymentowa. Jak wida wyej z dobrym skutkiem, wspaniae ujcie, znakomicie odwrcona uwaga od tumu, by skoncentrowa j na jednej osobie. Ciekawy pomys i realizacja. Pozdrawiam, Krzysztof.
PS.
Wanie wczoraj dowiedziaem si od adm, e wystawione zdjcie, jest zdjciem studyjnym i zostao usunite. :-)


vinicio (12305)
[2006-03-14 3:32]


Interesting post-processing George, the image is much dynamics and interesting, also for the subject, compliments, inspiring work.
Ciao
VInicio


tjanze (5620)
[2006-03-14 3:40]


Hi Gorge!
Interesting faces of crowd.Very different.Every face have his own beauty.You chose nice motive and very good idea.I like specialy sharp man on left.Good technic.
Bravo!


Galeota (9695)
[2006-03-14 8:07]


As you say. The anonymous faces shown are all extraordinary, without exception. But since we're all exceptional, as human beings, we end up deducting that common people are, after all, unique. I love your photographs, George, that meaning I love the way you look at the world.


Niara78 (0)
[2006-03-14 9:10]


I see us through him, through them. Two different worlds falling apart into a million worlds.
Terrific image, it's very you...very us.

Buziaki,

Nath


dsidwell (9239)
[2006-03-14 10:38]


Nice crowd scene, George! I'm glad I followed your link over here! The style here is fun and unique.

Drzoana (1122)
[2006-03-15 19:04]


Niezle. Ramka w ramce mnie troche roprasza i za bardzo nie rozumiem tego 'zmuszania' wizualnego aby akurat na tego faceta sie wpatrywac. Nie robilabym tego bo zdjecie jest dobre samo w sobie.
pozdrowka
J.

bantonbuju (34288)
[2006-03-16 2:11]


a jak dla mnie to podoba się taki "intelektualny" eksperyment ze zmuszaniem do gapienia sie na gościa ktry też sie gapi, mam takie wrażenie rewanżu w stylu "no i co teraz powiesz? nas jest kilkuset?";
a z drugiej strony takie wylowienie gościa z tlumu rozebralo go z anonimowości tlumu trochę, no i dobrze;
ps. coraz bardziej zaczynam smakowac też twj styl pisania not, daje do myślenia


Ber (3577)
[2006-03-16 15:17]


Ludzie strzezcie sie Polonaise to ukryta kamera, ciekawe kogo jutro ustrzeli. Ciekawy wyizolowany z tlumu gosc.

ramesh_lalwani (2946)
[2006-03-16 23:14]


Hi george
I like your note and approach.I also like to take picture of crowd.I visited your TLens .You have impessive gallery.TFS
Ramesh

ainem (193)
[2006-03-18 15:16]


Czesc ou salut,
swietny pomysl na zdjecie a szczegolnie na zaznaczenie mezczyzny,
pozdr
Monika

Nieghorn (15)
[2006-03-27 14:28]


Nice street shot, esp. of the bearded man.

The man in the tanktop looks very much like actor Dustin Nguyen (if it isn't him, the likeness would be uncanny).


darimarc (758)
[2006-04-01 3:21]


Świetne masz te fotki z ulicy... ludzie gdzieś jadą i focą pomniki i zamki... a najciekawszy obiekt wszędzie to ludzie... niby inni a tacy sami...

starbug (6852)
[2006-06-03 8:36]


tutaj chyba ze 3 razy zaczynalam pisac..i nie wiedzialam po prostu co, absolutnie wychodzilo mi to poza ramy TE, okladka ksiazki, zdjecie z artykulu (poaznego czassopisma), plakat z filmu- tak, z tym mi sie kojarzylo, i kojarzylo bardzo dobrze,przyciagalo, intrygowalo, poprzez ingerencje po lewej mialam jednak watpliwosci (ale przeciez o ile wiecej ja czasmi ingeruje w oryginaly), ale teraz widze tu tylka sprytna inwence dzieki ktorej uwaga nie moze nie pasc na osobnika tak oryginalnego ze moglby byc samym wcieleniem Platona na przyklad...albo jakiegos innego filozofa.a jeszcze ta kobieta ktora tak na niego zerka, moze tylko ona go widzi?bo inni wydaja sie zupelnie istniec w innym swiecie (i to mi sie tez wlasnie podoba w tej ingerencji)
pozdrawiam jeszcze raz


claire526 (640)
[2007-01-22 10:07]


the philosopher and oooppsss.....jet lee. Very entertaining daily life shot. This looks like street fighter scene with another hirayaku ready to strike right in front. TFS ;)


pgorod (819)
[2007-04-27 14:24]


That's a neat trick you played here with that division in the photo to isolate the weirdest of the guys depicted. Of course, he would have got our attention anyway... :-)

I like this one a lot, and the way you presented it. Strong characters here, no doubt!

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