Sunday, August 2, 2009

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13 comments:

  1. It captures a lot, I suspect she did not get anything from him.

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  2. John... some posts back I was questioned about my cynicism and the impact that my "cynical titles" may have on your view of the photograph... I have the follow on to this for interests sake... :) I will also reserve judgement on your comment - seems a little cynical in my view, but then maybe not!

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  3. She picked a nice place - will be full with hungry tourists soon...

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  4. Hi Shaun !! Fantastic photo !! I loved this shot..Sorry for commenting after a long time but now i am back..Great..Unseen Rajasthan

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  5. are there beggars in Switzerland?

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  6. Speaks volumes of the inequities in society.

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  7. Hm, don't know, as a photo I do like it, it really captures the "feeling" of the scene.

    As the "sociological declaration" (sorry, my English often is really ... bad!) your title implies --- I am not so sure - too much of a cliché for my taste I suppose.

    I always have a problem with seeing you as a cynic, btw, although you often point this out.

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  8. I saw this as a defining moment for him (in terms of who he is) and one for her, in terms of her need... "they say" that you can often tell a persons character in the way he or she treats the waiter... I wonder if that holds true with regards to a situation like this... perhaps I am looking too deep. Dunno.

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  9. Following on from your post the other day about whether photographs benefit or not from titles ... this is one that says it all without a title. Other's don't.

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  10. Sean, do you say the man is a waiter? I thought of him as a guest, business suit, hands in pockets and all.

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  11. Too much like HCB's "decisive" moment for mine.

    I liken this situation to that of a telephone: just because it rings is no reason to drop everything else and answer it. Maybe that chap "gave" to her yesterday and she is back for more today. Maybe that chap can smell the alcohol on her breath.

    By giving this one a title you have boxed our reactions in: challenging us to react in her favour or we are heartless and self-centred.

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  12. Oooohh Julie... are you saying that I shouldnt title my photographs... this is an open wound you know?:::))))

    I am glad in a way that you challenged my title... simple fact is that she approached me sometime earlier and IMHO was a little "agressive"... perhaps you have now proven the fact that my titles in fact do not shape the view of the photograph necessarily?????

    What happened next... he turned away and ignored her and she approached the next person... I did the same.

    Martina: No not a waiter, I was attempting a "likeness"

    Baron: Italy not Switzerland and the fact that there are now some beggars in Switzerland is a whole different story and one which is controversial to say the least - none legally in Zurich mind you!

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