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On the Streets of Prague Town

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The fourth shot in my short series from Prague. Starting with Golden Boots these images take a look at the less fortunate.

This fellow was just off the Old Town Square on the corner of a quiet street. Less than 20 metres away the square was packed with Tourists enjoying their City Break and seemingly oblivious to some darker sides of life that were around them.

Thank you for looking and I hope you have enjoyed them. In some way I hope they touch a chord as they did me when taking them.

Please comment and thank you again for taking the time to take a look.

My next posts may be more cheery!

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: Rachel99, woolybill1, Dave417 and 46 more

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Rachel99 7 1 2 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2009 2:34PM
Looks like a lifetime of hardship etched on that face. Wonderful portrait.

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18 Apr 2009 2:41PM
Now that face tells a story. Nice, well composed shot.
18 Apr 2009 2:54PM
Great mono shot!
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
18 Apr 2009 3:40PM
Great mono series,well done.
riprap007 12 1.6k 37 England
18 Apr 2009 3:55PM
a dramatic series of images, hope you post more PJ
DiBosco 7 36 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2009 5:23PM
Great detail and mood. I can't help being reminded of Mathew Kelly!
John_Frid 10 514 56 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2009 5:44PM
That is a face that shows a tough life - so easy to overlook the more unfortunate amongst us and images such as these serve as a stark reminder that not everyone is as lucky as we are.

Excellent composition and the mono representation is ideal for the subject.
sharatoni 8 23 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2009 5:56PM
im sitting here wondering how im going to pay the bills!!!! saw this and thought.... im richer, happy, and healthy. what am i complaining about.. this poor soles face tells me how rich i am. i needed a kick in the but,

Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2009 8:51PM
an astounding series.
AidanT 9 49 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2009 9:32PM
Fantastic texture and detail to this portrait, certainly took my eye
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
18 Apr 2009 11:00PM
He has such haunting eyes...Fabulous capture...very sad though....Sandy
lgc 12 62 England
19 Apr 2009 2:11AM
excellent crisp image!
mattw 12 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2009 9:11PM
Lovely study in moody mono. The diagonal comp works well too
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LeighRebecca 9 267 10 England
1 May 2009 9:38PM
Great portrait and processing.
Sprigo 7 1 United Kingdom
3 May 2009 7:22PM
A great street capture. Not what you would call a pretty face but certainly eye catching.
Platchet 9 5 8 Wales
17 Aug 2009 11:30PM
WoW. this is superb. The shallow DOF is great and B+W works a treat.
Ian-Munro 8 200 15 Wales
19 Aug 2009 2:31PM

Quote:WoW. this is superb. The shallow DOF is great and B+W works a treat.

6 Sep 2009 10:34PM
Maybe not cheerfull but very powerfull. You've got the focus and contrast spot on, haunting eyes! Dave.
bigsean 8 164 Wales
28 Oct 2009 1:41PM
This is a cracker! Well done
5 Mar 2013 1:19PM
the ever so slightly out of focus on his features offer a somewhat disturbing feeling to this shot,well done and love the other shots as well

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