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Oblivious...

By SherriG
This poor man seemed oblivious to the shower we had just had and the heavens that were about to open. Then again, maybe that was the least of his worries. I felt a bit guilty taking this shot and have never taken candid shots of others before, let alone without asking. I took it very quickly (as you can tell) and moved on. Initially I was disappointed with the taxi in the background but it almost seems fitting to show the contrast between him going nowhere right now and life whizzing passed without him even noticing. I'm now in the warm at home and probably about to have a little G&T soon... I wonder where he is or what he's doing right now.

Tags: Photo journalism London Streets Black and white Homeless B and w Portraits and people

Voters: cats_123, gaston, spaceman and 16 more


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cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
22 Jun 2007 8:39PM
great `snap'..like the little touches e..g coffee cup and get that right shoe!!

at least he has 2 suitcase status! Smile

jeff

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spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
22 Jun 2007 8:58PM
quality shot.
gaston 12 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2007 8:58PM
Nice composition considering it was rushed. B&W sets it off.
Agree with Jeff - 2 suitcases are better than none!
And don't feel guilty - photography is about telling it how it is.
Tim
Ingleman 9 9 4
22 Jun 2007 11:04PM
Good shot and works well in mono. What impresses me most is your commentary..caring about the subject will often result in sensitive photography. I tried this with a sleeping tramp in Edinburgh. A gruff voice from under a pile of newspapers told me where I could stick my effing camera! Sometimes you walk away! Cheers

Andy I
redstag 11 100 15 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2007 10:49AM
Like the world whizzing by in this shot, well seen and superbly taken.
Jon
SherriG 10 1 England
23 Jun 2007 11:00AM
Thanks for all the comments everyone, think I'll be picking my camera up again today. This was the first time I'd used it in months. Will be posting some of my other shots taken the same day during the week. Cheers and thanks again for looking.

Sherri
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AlanBW 10 20 England
23 Jun 2007 11:03AM
Fine spontaneous candid - well seen and captured
23 Jun 2007 3:40PM
That's a great candid shot. You couldn't have done better.
Johanna
imagio 10 12 1 England
24 Jun 2007 9:20AM
It works for me.

Bernie
SuperRoo 10 63 2 Australia
29 Jun 2007 11:01AM
Like this alot... mono treatment works well with this reportage style and I do like the juxtaposition between the sleeping man and the car passing by. Well done.

Paul
POOCHIE 10 21 6 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2007 6:14PM
Great shot.

Pooch.

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