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sales woman

By jadus      
I took this photo whilst lurking on the streets of halifax a couple of weeks ago. This young woman was huddled in the door way of a large shop selling beauty products. Her concentration on her customer whilst chewing her fingers was something to behold!

Thanks for looking.


Tags: Street photography Black and white Selling Portraits and people Chewing fingers

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 10:02AM
Great candid capture with a great expression.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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20 Feb 2014 10:13AM
Why do so many young women and girls relentlessly chew their fingernails, even when they're just walking around?????
It's weird, you must've noticed.
jadus 6 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 10:17AM
I suspect they're nervous about being found wanting!
20 Feb 2014 10:20AM
Maybe a self confidence thing?
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 11:04AM
Great mono candid, well spottedSmile

ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
20 Feb 2014 11:32AM
Good candid picture.
PranavMishra 5 52 17 India
20 Feb 2014 12:41PM
wow what a delightful capture..
TanyaH Plus
15 1.3k 394 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 12:55PM
It is a wonderfully candid image, and very well spotted and timed. There's just two things that (for me anyway) could make it even better - the fluff of hair on the left hand edge of the image is distracting, it's neither one thing (a definite person attached to the fluff) or the other (no one there at all). And the right hand side of the image has a band of light running down it, which I think is the edge of a corner building behind her? Other than those two very minor points, I thinks it's a cracking image. At first, I thought she was an artist with a paintbrush in her hand, it was only once I'd read your description that realised she was a make-up artist! So again, the hair on the left is put into context by that knowledge, although a whole face could tell more of the story. Superb expression on the girl's face, and the handling of extreme highlights on her face and the darkness of both her hair and coat are well balanced.
jadus 6 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 1:37PM
Thank you Tanya for that feedback. I thought i had cropped that tuft of hair on the left out of the image because i too saw it as a distraction. I'm pleased you like the balance of light and dark, I wasn't sure if the highlight on her cheek was a bit too much.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 2:30PM
Tanya has mentioned the one fault here - that tuft of hair has to go. But I'm glad you left so much space for her to gaze into, we imagine the customer. It's a strange expression with those wide-open eyes. I wonder how much she is actually concentrating, how much she is trying to look as though she is while the customer drones on and she's way past clocking-off time...
21 Feb 2014 12:16AM
You caught an excellent facial expression, Jade!

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