Burma Blues

The young Monk who never smiled...but photogenic I think.

Thanks Simon.

Tags: Burma Portraits and people

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saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
28 Dec 2011 2:08PM
Another fantastic work,very well done,

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Lydia 5 4 Greece
28 Dec 2011 2:13PM
I'm going to be harsh with this. Of course he's photogenic. Young Burmese monks in costume are photogenic and basically eye candy and technically not difficult to photograph either. This particular young man looks thoroughly fed up to me, perhaps he never smiled because he simply didn't want to be used as photographic material. He just looks resigned to me and there's no life in those eyes. Pity about the hands. Hands are so, so important, and you've chopped them off half way. The whites of his eyes also look rather unnatural.
10 12 1 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 3:08PM
Te he... thanks for your comments. But you are wrong, not all young novice monks are 'eye candy', some are much more photogenic than others. As in general life some people are more photogenic than others. Also think his look is more stern than 'fed up'. Also with regards to the hands, three quarter of the hands are showing, you basically know that he is reading, you havent got to show the whole hands to know that theres hands there Wink . Yes hands are important but it is the face that tells the story....remember this... not the deliberate out of focus hands Wink. Also have done nothing to the eyes..all natural..but thanks anyway for your comments.

Regards Simon.
10 12 1 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 3:42PM
Hey thanks Carm for UA! Glad you like.
Si x
Lydia 5 4 Greece
28 Dec 2011 4:14PM
I think we'll have to agree to disagree. In my opinion, having been taught by an experienced professional whom I respect enormously, hands are extremely important. Of course you don't have to show the whole hand to know they are there, but in this shot he is holding some presumably religious study material and I think they do need to be shown, they are part of who he is.
And, sorry, I do think that ninety-nine percent of subjects, particular in the Orient and Far East etc, and dressed in an 'exotic' manner, are generally eye candy and not very challenging, although I admit, can be visually appealing.
10 12 1 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 4:18PM
Think your funny. But all the best to you!

Kind Regards Simon.
buxton 8 England
28 Dec 2011 4:37PM
Another cracking portrait shot, and I'd go with you on the comments.
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 4:59PM
A powerful image. Love the lighting on this.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
28 Dec 2011 6:55PM
Like the tones and light in this Simon, I have look at this a while and your focus stays on the face so the hand are not an issue for me.
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
28 Dec 2011 8:42PM
The eye contact makes this image -well done
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
28 Dec 2011 11:16PM
A superb series Si, I've really been enjoying each and every one of them!
"technically not difficult to photograph" - depends on who the photographer is I suppose, I myself would not find it so easy I know!
Hope you had a lovely Christmas Si and I also hope to see a lot more of your work in 2012 Smile

Sarah *
kombizz 11 597 1 United States
31 Dec 2011 8:23AM
great shot - bravo
23 Jul 2012 12:06PM
fine work

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