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By staszak
Guido is a punk from Barcelona

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robs 18 685 2 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2007 2:05PM
It's a powerful image alright! I would probably be tempted to crop it down to square format to focus attention on the subject and loose the dead space at the top of the frame. Really like it though!
31 Oct 2007 2:07PM
That's a hell of a portrait. Outstanding ! Fantastic composition btw and great you're uploading again.
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
31 Oct 2007 2:20PM
Crop it! It would be amazing to see it close-up without the top portion of the photo. Amazingly powerful image.
31 Oct 2007 3:04PM
Disagree ! I think the image is powerful as it is and the background gives us a better understanding of his surroundings and how he lives. Maybe would have been good to see who was in the photo on the wall to give a sense of where he has come from ( assuming it is a family picture)
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
31 Oct 2007 3:14PM
Very powerful image, documentary/ photojournalism. Worthy of a magazine cover. Ron.
imander 15 388 7 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2007 3:18PM
really excellent photograph, very strong character and a cute puddy cat to even things up
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4307 Canada
31 Oct 2007 4:43PM
Its very good, stark and engaging. I agree with the suggestions to crop the top off somewhat to a more square format.

Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
31 Oct 2007 7:19PM
Very good portrait, tend to agree wo crop off the top a bit
31 Oct 2007 7:26PM
surprised most want to start cropping this. Must say I'm totally with Paul on this one... no touching Smile
tonyheps 19 6 1
31 Oct 2007 9:10PM
Worthy! No crits on this.

riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
31 Oct 2007 11:17PM
any crop should be out of the question, this image requires and informs its context, social and tonal!

strong and effective PJ
peg 15 1 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2007 11:41PM
An excellent image
NickParry 16 1.0k 79 Wales
1 Nov 2007 2:06AM
Improvement can't be made, in my opinion. It's a great capture. Composition and tone are spot on. Nick
ictustwin 14 9 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2007 7:05PM
I aint NO expert, but this is an excellent photo, right up my street in terms of taste and attitude. Boy I got a LOT of learning to do! Nice one.
staszak 18 1
1 Nov 2007 9:35PM
Hello everybody! Thanks for your comments.
7 Nov 2007 11:02PM
I think it is stunning! Can't fault it at all Smile
clevercloggs 17 251 15 Netherlands
25 Jan 2008 3:46PM
agree: great portrait and no cropping
Good toning too pose and eye contact
Nic_WA 17 179 2 Australia
8 Feb 2008 10:00PM
Unexpected - and I like the composition just as it is.

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