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Camden Market Trader

By tony64  
Good Morning everyone, and thank you for your kind comments on my 'Vents #8' yesterday.

Today, and this week, I'm continuing my series on market traders from London's markets. Focusing on Camden Market this week.

As usual I'm interested in your preferences for colour or b/w.

Thanks for looking,


Tags: Photo journalism Trader Camden market Portraits and people

Voters: fran_weaver, accipiter, wideangler and 27 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



fran_weaver 13 44 United Kingdom
3 May 2010 8:36AM
This is a great shot and it works well in both mono and colour. However in this instance I think probably the colour tips the scales for me. Having spent a day just recently in Camden, I do think the market is very much about colour and the aromas of foods from around the world.

accipiter 13 61 England
3 May 2010 8:37AM
Nice picture - both look good but such a wealth of colour in v2. A
wideangler 14 8 Wales
3 May 2010 8:45AM
This works both ways but such a shame to miss out on the colour
kitsch 17 439 4 United Kingdom
3 May 2010 8:52AM
i agree with the above comments...
both good but colour wins it Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2606 United Kingdom
3 May 2010 9:02AM
It's curious how the character of the image changes. In V1 I'm seeing more ego, in V2 I'm seeing more humour. They work equally well for me but in very different ways, I think I'd have been inclined to upload them separately.
Jalapeno 13 127 2 Iceland
3 May 2010 9:12AM
well done.... this is a good capture in either mono or colour....hard to decide but I do enjoy all the colour of the background...well done.
3 May 2010 9:14AM
lol, with his daft smile he looks like he just walked out of 'life of Brian'. Good photo though.
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
3 May 2010 9:19AM
I like both very much. Even before reading Moira's comment I was regarding these as different pictures: the b&w is about the man, the colour is about the ambience - both very in-yer-face, though.
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
3 May 2010 9:27AM
Tend to agree with Moira on this
Great expression you have captured
lilaleigh 13 2 United Kingdom
3 May 2010 9:56AM
The colour version is closer to the reality and more alive. As stated before, his expression is precious, I also love his hands, sometimes hands can be more expressive than human's face.
johnnyboy114 14 231 106 United Kingdom
3 May 2010 10:05AM
Ahh memories again. Every time I see a shot of somewhere in Camden, it evokes such good memories for me, this one as much as any other. The colour, the smells, the cosmpolitan and relaxed atmosphere.....this sums it up perfectly and a superb capture Tony, a real cracker. I think the colour version for me, simply because of Camden and what he and it represents. If it was anywhere else then I would go for the mono, but its such a vibrant and memory filled place for me, colour it is. Cracking stuff!
RysiekJan 17 842 United Kingdom
3 May 2010 10:25AM
If I had to make a choice it would be V1, just.


tony64 19 204 9 England
3 May 2010 10:27AM
Wow! Thanks everyone, it seems colour is the most popular... so far!
Except Richard!
roddaut 14 1 United States
3 May 2010 10:33AM
For me the fellow's face looks more interesting in blk and wht
minicooper 15 536 United Kingdom
3 May 2010 2:14PM
No for me its the mondo. Coming back to see which wins out.
baclark 14 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
3 May 2010 3:50PM
Like them both, I tend to look at the stallholder more in V1 but wonderful surroundings in V2. Think V2 has the edge for me today Tony.
Eviscera 16 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
3 May 2010 4:39PM
Happy hippy Tony ! (Monos good as well)
BarryC123 14 43 25 Ireland
3 May 2010 5:56PM
I can't really pick - as said above, the mono really focuses attention on the face, and the colour on the surroundings, but they're both such splendid shots.
maggieh 14 4 United Kingdom
3 May 2010 10:33PM
You can guess which one I choose. It is the mono - the colour shot is vibrant but the mono throws the smiling salesman into strong focus. A great shot.
paulcr 18 1.5k 9 Ireland
3 May 2010 10:34PM
Its Rasputin Smile
tony64 19 204 9 England
4 May 2010 12:00AM
Well, thank you all for your comments and votes!

At the end of the day it was colour that proved more popular by 8 votes to 5!


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