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....and dust we shall be

By Kali
I saw this man on my way to hear the Dalai Lama speak. He had walked for days to see him, his distraught wife told me,but was to weak to make the final mile. I bought him a little penant blessed by his holiness on my way out and his wife seemed so moved.

Tags: Photo journalism

Voters: lauraHB, tonymarq, EJMaleevsky and 23 more

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covey 15 1.7k Ireland
19 Mar 2006 4:10PM
Strong image, but looks way over saturated on my monitor. The red area between the feet seems slightly unreal.

tonymarq 15 1 United States
19 Mar 2006 4:14PM
Laura a walk of faith! very well seen, very well taken and very moving!

stay well
EJMaleevsky 15 37 Australia
19 Mar 2006 4:34PM
Beautiful image, well done!
A_Harrison 16 261 Canada
19 Mar 2006 5:11PM

19 Mar 2006 5:13PM
an image that goes straight to the heart. Very strong... allthough a little over the top with the treatment
sugarbird 16 223 South Africa
19 Mar 2006 5:55PM
Very moving image and description..
Nic_WA 16 179 2 Australia
19 Mar 2006 6:21PM
A strong image.
StevieH 15 1
19 Mar 2006 10:33PM
Strong image, difficult subject, very sensitively done
AndyM 15 99
20 Mar 2006 2:43AM
Agreed, you've treated your subject with sensitivity and afforded him some respect. One of the best pictures I've seen on EPZ for some time.
oldham 17 198 England
20 Mar 2006 2:56AM
A stunning capture like the red tones and the sensitive way the subject was treated well done hope you are well and thanks for the nice e mail
dusted 15 508 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2006 5:03AM
stunning image kali , very emotive and has been said treats the subject with humanity rather than quick let me get a picture

mongogushi 14 50
21 Mar 2006 5:10AM
great image with powerful colours and thoughts.
ambo_boy 14 10
22 Mar 2006 12:19AM
Hi Kali, - it's Ambo_boy.

Just so you know in the other forum, I certainly had no hatred to you beneath my words ("Waste Land" pic). If you look again I actually started with some good comments on your work. And you did ask for feed back.

Really like the composition in this one. You certainly don't have any need to see the face, the feet and the story behind it says it all.

Well done.

Kali 15 75
22 Mar 2006 10:45AM
Hi shaun,
i dont whether you read that thread 'uneasy' but it was your words that made me take that pic off. The reason being I KNOW what youre talking about with'That' atmosphere .as an ED nurse i went to MI's with the paras when they needed back up. still dont know what im up to with that series of pics really.The uni dont turn a hair.Hanging in the hall we have a n image depicting 'exam stress' with a schoolgirl with a compass stuck threw her face to most gross effect. But YEh rape is different.But I think they will hang all the work up anyhow.They just seem to love it really.God knows its weird at uni. bless ya for the work you do.
sjatkinson 15 1
23 Mar 2006 9:16PM
Padds this is perfectly composed and richly saturated. sensitive image and so gritty and sharp.this one needs to be seen.the human message is so hun!xxxP
mikesavage 18 299 2 England
25 Mar 2006 9:17AM
Good documentary work. Click!
ambo_boy 14 10
25 Mar 2006 5:30PM
Hi Kali,
I had noticed that you had removed the thread and "Waste Land" pic. I say good for you - not because of what I said and any influence that may have had - but because you could identify that it obviously wasn't where you wanted to go.

Put simply, you have a lot of talent. I will be the first to say that your skill is beyond mine. With someone with your passion, you will go a long way. I know what you mean at uni, half the trouble is trying to find out exactly what it is that they want. And we all know that they usually don't give out much. Sometimes I think that is what they like doing, and other times I get a hunch that it's because they don't have a clue what they want either!

Again, I want you to know that my intentions were not vindictive towards you. I know that cencorship can be bad. I also know that other camps say "everything should be shown because that is life". Both can be true - but both can be excuses. (I know that such suggestions will cause a ruckess, but because of what I have seen I stand by it!)

I actually believe your portfolio is for the better. As I said in that post, sometimes "no-go zones" can be blatantly more powerful and speak greater volume than outright exposure. Personally, I think you removing it has said far more about your nature than the image did anyway.

I will continue to enter your portfolio to look at your creativeness/skill. I hope you don't hate me too much!!!!

Kali 15 75
31 Mar 2006 12:20PM
I dont hate you at all shaun.

Im glad you thought it was the right thing to do,because alot of people seem to think it kind of cowardly (they didnt use those words,but thats how i interpreted the words they used. I just became more and more uncomfortable with there I was going down that path, I started to sicken and hoorify myself.I often seem to do that kind of thing, i make a piece of work with gusto and passion, then when I release it, I stand back from it and think....did that come from my head? why? I usually spare the ephotozine viewers these images, Im not sure why I posted that one. Oh well,onwards and upwards. Thanks for your encouraging comment s about my work.I have a constant struggle with ADHD and sometimes get the lowest opinion of myself. Itsgreat to hear complimentary stuff about my work.sometimes I can hardly beleive its for me. Thanks again and dont think for a minute I hate you, I respect your opinions.
lauraHB 15 121 Ireland
5 Apr 2006 4:35AM
Powerful image. Colours are fantastic
Paree 15 616 3
13 Apr 2006 10:48PM
a powerful strong image,

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