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Empty at heart, only

By ovi  
Romania/September 2010 (driving on the way back from Romania to UK): this man (security) was in charge with guarding these two gipsy palaces. The owners, two "distinctive" local gipsy families were still working in Germany running a carpet factory sort of business, and in fact spending very little time each year living in these palaces.

So, what's the point investing so much in these buildings...?! See architectural details on large version...they cost hundred of thousands euros each.

My man in this picture, a very generous and kind hearted character gets paid about 50 a month for the job he does but I could notice his proud for doing it.

Tags: Photo journalism Security Romania Black and white Only Portraits and people Gipsy pallace Empty pocketsrich at heart

Voters: DeSilver, Ian-Munro, eviemay and 18 more

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Ian-Munro 12 200 15 Wales
13 Oct 2010 10:18AM
Thanks for sharing a superb piece of Photo-documentary. Its a cracking image. I love the view point of the portrait and it suits mono really well.

ovi 16 11 1 Romania
13 Oct 2010 10:22AM
Thank you, Ian!I tried the color version but didn't work as good as mono.
Best regards!
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
13 Oct 2010 10:52AM
Great info and excelent capture!


NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
13 Oct 2010 11:32AM
well spotted and reported good shot
ovi 16 11 1 Romania
13 Oct 2010 2:03PM
Thanks everyone and Pete (the editor) for voting this one Wink
brilliant picture and a good title for the image Julia
NevP 15 853 13 Canada
13 Oct 2010 8:09PM
Very nice.
Suehh 13 39 6 England
13 Oct 2010 8:26PM
Really, really good and with the narrative bringing the image alive. I am so glad you shared this with us.


bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
15 Nov 2010 8:34AM
top portrait work
like the use of the BG

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