The funny thing is that gal will probably not be publicly displayed in America - usually such posters would cause public outrage in most of the country - may be OK for some big city spots - may be! And the reason would be protection of the little fellows like the one here. In Europe is more loose on such display - and Easern Europe is just terrible. I took the kids to Bulgaria - it was hard for a mother to answer questions when there is a naked gal around every corner. Guess kids there are just used to that and don't pay attention - which is sad - this gal has some attention deserving butt :)I would sugest to change her undies with the EU flag :)
mm ...Not convinced this one works in mono, Shaun: would like to hear why you chose it.A fun fair works BECAUSE it is colourful and outrageous. I like the connection created by he light on the boy's head and the man's arm. However, the full image is a bit busy.
Julie, firstly I think you are right, however I wanted to do all these on this blog in mono, so it was more of a philosophy than a choice for individual photographs. Perhaps it should be seen in context of my background. I come from a conservative background and what I found conflicting about this was the boy, the father and the semi naked mural. I justified mono because it was darker, created a "paparazzi" like feel, I even gave it some noise as I didnt want to give details of the child and the man. I am going to rename it now....."innocent fun".... to highlight my conflict... I struggle with the "sexual innuendo" at this place of childish innocence... for the record... I dont think this is a good picture, it is too busy and and and, but then without the context of the "funfair" perhaps now the viewer will be able to make their own mind up about where they are.... based on their own internal perceptions...? Thanks for the comments...
Julie... colourful and outrageous in my opinion should not include outrageious semi naked woman... or should it..?Ellie: Points taken. Europeans might disagree and say that sex is part of life and should not be "hidden"... however, it is something I do struggle with here. Very liberal and in Zuerich there is a sex shop on every corner.... I drive rather quickly past these places with my children...... EU flag... dont get me started about the EU!!!!
A nice moment is captured. This picture gives us a smile.
I might think differently, I suspect. I don't have a problem with public nudity: of which this is NOT an example. I am not a fan of sex-shops on every corner and found parts of Amsterdam a challenge. Nudity with actions in public places is offensive.This is a quizzical image: the choice of the man's head just so. However, neither man nor boy seem to have noticed one iota.Your image of yesterday is so different from that of today. Maybe that is where your forte lies and where you might have your efforts repaid.Each shot is a learning vehicle ...
Thanks Araceli.... me too sort ofJulie.... I know this is not an example of public nudity however it struck me as strange at a funfair.... my first question was WHY? Why have a seductive posed topless woman on the funfair? Who exactly are they aiming at? Yesterdays image was very different, and for the most part (although I try) I dont aim for "good photographs" more than I aim to try and capture a point or "instant in time" which I feel reflected something in day to day life. I would love to have a perfect image which reflected life, but due to both my inexperience and I think that this is difficult in itself... I am aiming for one or the other right now. Yesterdays one for me fell into place, but with people photographs as you know it is difficult to get something "meaningful" and photographically good particualrly when I am trying to post one a day.... phew.... now, I have to say once again thanks for the comments. I appreciate it because regardless it is nice to know that either a picture which I think is good... is good to someone else, or a message which I want to portray may have been communicated in the way in which I would want it to be...
As Julie said, neither of these folks are paying any attention to the poster...Which, I think, is probably pretty normal. Usually, it's the prim, the proper, the prude, who seem to get the most excited about such stuff.
I remember when I took the kids to Europe - the little one was saying: She likes to swim - every time he was exposed at the naked gal image. Yes sex is part of life - so is dicency! I don't mind nudidy images on appropriate places - but in Eastern Europe - they are everywhere - in the paper - on the bus stop - bilbords everywhere - and I am not talking about artful displays - I am talking boobs and butts everywhere. I hope America stays conservative a little longer - I find it comforting - you need nudy gal - you know where to look - you don't need her - you are free to live your life without her :)
for sure this would have been great in colours too, but since this is the choice of the photographer, it's fine with me.
QUESTION: If I had not said that this was at a "Funfair" where would you have thought this was? Where would they be going?
European here ... I was just laughing seeing the photo with the man's head on the same level with the woman's butt (?) ... nothing else. For me it is just a funny photo ... I would not have thought a second about nudity et al if not for all the comments.
Martina... that is EXACTLY what my wife said..... I shook my head and muttered under my breath!!!!
It is not an offensive photograph. Not at all. Not to me, anyways. I see more suggestive images here on the streets of Sydney.Where would they be going? I reckon he is taking his boy for a lemon gelato because it is a hot day and the van is just around the corner.
I like the picture but I love the comments...so much to say....never fails to amaze me how many hang ups people (Including me) have when it comes to SEX...the taboo subject...It's all in the mind isn't it...Well done Bud.Cheers