Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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13 comments:

  1. Interesting that I find this much more disturbing that the near-naked woman. I have in mind all the disturbed young men across the world who take this pose thinking it is a solution to their problems.

    But coming back to the image: how on earth did you get the main character all in white!

    It is a very good photograph, Shaun. You are doing stupendously at this street-candid lark!

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  2. that looks rather aggressive, even for a fun fair (or especially because of that). I am always wondering what guns have to do with fun... :|. otherwise, your eye caught this image perfectly!

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  3. Are these brother and sister. Looks like the boy is trying to get on her nerves. Guns make me uneasy, but in America I met many nice people who have guns - for hunting and for sequrity reasons. I never had a gun. My boys never had a toy gun - but I was born in Europe. We try to make our boys nice now - it sometimes looks unnatural for me - I remmemmber the boys playing with woden guns cowboys and indians and all kinds of war games when I grew up. Schools and society urge pussification of the boys now. I don't believe it will create world peace. Every nation needs men and women with guns to protect it.

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  4. Love this one, too. Guns are fascinating. At least to a lot of people. Too bad they're so dangerous.

    And Julie's right...and what makes it so terrible is that the leaders of many countries around the world have never gotten over their fascination with guns and believe their weaponry can somehow solve their problems and others problems.

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  5. Yes, as Julie said, you are doing very very good things with your whites in the photos, always catches my eyes.

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  6. Thanks for the compliments.... some answers... he was dressed in white (I had no influence), bit lucky with the light, dont think brothers and sisters since they did not even talk, however it may be implied that he was pointing at her however he was pointing at someone on the ride to the left.... she did later turn to him and glare so clearly he bothered her at some stage... the question Lara posed about what guns have to do with fun at a fair is an interesting one, since mine a few posts ago, was "what do topless women in suggestive poses have to do with a childrens Fair"? Moving on...

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  7. love how you captured the kid in white in the middle and the darker shades around him. The notion that he is shooting something adds to the tension and contrast

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  8. This is a very powerful photo. Well done

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  9. Very illuminating post. The highlight/sunlight on the boy is a great capture...dressed in white (purity/innocence) and holding a gun. I wonder what comment it might make if you cropped out the surrounding people that make it clear it's a fairground.

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  10. make love not war...make pictures not war !

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  11. Chicken, I have tried as much as possible not to manipulate a scene in terms of its context or via my title. I dont want to mislead, rather represent the person in the environment, in order to give them a fair chance, if you know what I mean? For instance I wouldnt want to "lead" in a thought. This for instance is a child, pointing a play gun at someone... we all react in someway or another based on our personal experience, or predjudices.... I believe I would have affected peoples comments had I labelled this "Children of Iraq" for instance.... or cropped it "unfairly".... extreme but I hope you understand the concept?

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  12. I think it is a great shot...It's amazing the number of comments it brought in from pacifists...owning and knowing how to shoot a gun is neither an offense, crime or creator of criminals...
    did I read topless women...I'll have to go look for this one...hope it's printable...lol
    good job Shaun.. Thanks for sharing buddy...ps: I woul never want to pussiffy my sons

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