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Bored Couples

By Skatershrew
I don't really care for Martin Parr, I find a lot of his work painful to look at, with his series Bored Couples showing some of the very worst. I recently went through a book with all his series in and found only 3 I liked.

However this is a bit like his subjects so I thought I should mention him first before others did.

Part of my A Level Street photography.

Comments appreciated, thanks!

Tags: Photo journalism Sitting Eating Black and white Martin parr Strand Barnstaple Bored couple Portraits and people

Voters: JuliaB, caotiquemind, cats_123 and 4 more

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11 Nov 2006 7:06PM
before i read the title i thought wow they look so bored with each other!
great pic

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oppo Plus
11 6 2 Scotland
11 Nov 2006 7:34PM
This is a cracker of a candid. However if it was mine I would crop it from the top of the bridge. I feel that it would make it an even stronger image . However that is only my opinion. You captured it and you decided to compose it in this way. It still is a great image.

cats_123 Plus
13 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
11 Nov 2006 7:52PM
well thought out and executed

I like it Smile

Gooch Plus
11 2
11 Nov 2006 9:41PM
have you edited this?
I love that bench

Bit busy and not nearly close enough. Get in their face! Snap! Then run like hell.
Rob_p Plus
13 80
12 Nov 2006 4:35PM
Not bad, it's a bit........bland.

Martin parrs work is pretty weird, just simple, like this I suppose but dosen't relly do it for me.

I prefur Rich's by (6.5) miles
12 Nov 2006 5:35PM
Nope not edited more than levels and then the channel mixer to convert to b+w.
Here's the original at the same size.

Yeah I prefer Rich's too Smile
Gooch Plus
11 2
12 Nov 2006 6:15PM
the backdrop isnt what i thought it was like.
if you get me.

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