These are some young punks in the Bukit Bintang area of Kuala Lumpur. They were out and about early on New Year's Eve. I named the photo Mondo Bizarro after the album by punk band The Ramones. It means Bizarre World.
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weetrees (77) 2012-02-19 4:21
This caught my eye from the images around mine today
I love the inky black blacks and the milky white's of the image.
the street scene it depicts is a common one throughout the world playing out in a neighbourhood near us all :-)
great tonal range and a good wee bit of docu / reportage photography to boot
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-02-19 4:28
Weird - I don't expect to see a group of Punks in Malaysia Lisa. They look fresh off the street of a town in the UK. Love the Doc Martins, wish I has a pair. The traffic cop and passing lady look suitably 'enthralled'! A surprising DL scene, perfect in B&W and great fun. Have a good week. Rosemary
ikeharel (70655) 2012-02-19 4:37
Nice moment, Lisa, but why in B&W? I see many elements on street in view that could appear vivid in colors.
Nevertheless, I like the scene - and amazing the kid who sit on side(left) watch the tumult that goe's on, where the man in checkered pense take the center-stage player roll. Also the cup and the lady passed by, watch with dismay...
Fine shot, superb face's expressions, dynaic action on street.
Enjoy sunday night,
timecapturer (49288) 2012-02-19 4:42
now I would never have thought of you being a Ramones fan! A great monochrome shot this, very artistically composed and presented. Full of character and intrigue. Excellent and original imagery!
Have a peaceful Sunday - Brian.
tyro (24604) 2012-02-19 5:14
What a happy bunch of "punks" these lads and lasses appear to be - quite unlike what we have become accustomed to in these parts. The odd cigarette I see but no bottles of "Buckie" which we see all the time in Scottish cities and which is often cited as a main cause of unrest and disorderly behaviour.
A beautifully composed street shot showing us just how "people are" in K.L. Excellent contrasts and details and lots and lots of things to look at in this fine image.
bayno (18344) 2012-02-19 5:21
uno scatto non facile, quando c'è molta gente e in situazioni così movimentate l'inquadratura è difficile, c'è sempre qualche persona tagliata o qualche cosa che disturba, sei riuscita molto bene, la scena è simpatica e BIZZARRA...e non trovo alcun disturbo, il B&W è riuscito alla perfezione e con ottimi toni, un caro saluto,
BluSimo (9392) 2012-02-19 7:07
una street inusuale ai miei occhi, e non solo ai miei: anche la donna che passa a destra ha uno sguardo stupito :-). Una foto che è uno spaccato di vita su un mondo lontano, e per questo più interessante ancora.
un caro saluto
buona settimana Lisa
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-02-19 7:14
You have named it perfectly of these Punk wannabe around BB walk. I like the b+w presentation of this shot of youngsters during early morning chilling out with their friends. Interesting capture of the daily life and thanks for sharing.
rbassin (22715) 2012-02-19 8:09
Une très bonne composition N&B, la scène de rue est bien captée:
regards, attitudes, contrastes, du beau travail.
Ninello52 (7576) 2012-02-19 8:58
Magnificent black and white! Beautiful contrasts and shades softened by diffused light! Belli attitudes of the various subjects that characterize your picture!
Best regards, Nino.
mauro61 (52855) 2012-02-19 9:32
un B&W d'autore per riprendere bene la scena dando forza con il contrasto all'immagine,
ruisc_pt (10892) 2012-02-19 10:07
Or "Mundo Bizarro" in português.
Very good framing in B&W. Really good daily life shot Lisa.,
Thank you for the sharing
macjake (67532) 2012-02-19 11:00
wow, another people photo...who do you think you are CLODO? lol
What makes this one work visually are the checkered pants and the striped shirt on the right.
in these b/w shots its important to have those visual keys.
I find myself searching all over the frame for familiar advertisements but i can't find any!
interesting and busy scene!
dkmurphys (57982) 2012-02-19 12:44
Indeed, the world is like a circus. We only have to be prepared to understand it or just to may live with the idea.
Have a good week.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-02-19 13:37
Nice image of these young punks gathered on the New Year's eve having lots of fun.Is it the policeman in the right who is watching them? I like the boy on the left who is curiously watching them .The lady passerby on the right doesn't look too happy. A lively street scene .
MJR (3360) 2012-02-19 14:01
What a hopeless critiquer I am of late.. But I can't find anything to tickle your fancy more than post-prandial.. Daresay I will wake up at three with some inspirational thought now..
I am pleased to see something so different from you, a street scene with real live people, being people, and not even from behind the safety of a long lens. Holidayitis got the better of you.. Neat framing and nicely balanced exposure, a good if unlikely view of Malay sreetlife..
Now, get back to that new toy of yours - just the one post so far..
We need to see more !
ifege (10367) 2012-02-20 0:52
A good one from KL that works well in B&W but given the setting I think I would have liked to see a colour version as well.
Hope you are dry!
Royaldevon (38395) 2012-02-20 1:16
What a fine shot!
The clarity is superb and I would imagine, from the subject, that you would not have a lot of time to set up a tripod and mess with controls!
The group is totally unaware of you but the people around are very aware of the group!
I think the b&w helps us to concentrate on the people without distraction.
A most interesting shot.
Have a good day,
Silvio1953 (141991) 2012-02-20 2:21
Ciao Lisa, eh questi lo fanno proprio bizzarro il mondo, bella scenetta, ottimo bianco e nero, splendida nitidezza e magnifica luce, brava, un abbracio Silvio
danyy (0) 2012-02-20 4:42
un N&B tout en nuances et en contrastes fin, l'importance d'avoir bien dosé les lumières. La précision de la mise au point et la netteté permettent de lire les panneaux à l'arrière plan.
peppe59 (14555) 2012-02-20 9:30
hai colto un momento veramente particolare e bizzarro, il bianco e nero è veramente molto ben congegnato e gradito, un ottimo scatto come sempre.
un carissimo abbraccio
photoray (13981) 2012-02-20 12:41
My Grandfather taught me: "If a place looks dangerous, it probably is..."
I would never try to walk between these guys, and detour around onto the street. I did this two days ago in the Gold Country at Diamond Springs, and bypassed some bikers in the middle of the sidewalk.
But then the most dangerous place was always work with power players trying to prevent me from serving the People...
Oh yeah, a fine candid image also, I like the menacing atmosphere, combined with smiling faces, and ?
Congratulations on a vivid image in monochrome,
Have a great week, every week,
ciakgiak (30431) 2012-02-20 14:23
Il mondo bizzarro della copertina dei Ramones entra a far parte di questo bellissimo bn,
Un'immagine pazza e bizzarra come i giovani che la compongono. Bravissima.
Un caro abbraccio
lousat (90638) 2012-02-21 5:09
Ciao Lisa,davvero interessante questo scatto sulle nuove generazioni malesi,ho visto qualcosa di simile anche a Cuba,forse andavano lasciati i colori....Buona...notte! Luciano
ChrisJ (113179) 2012-02-22 1:21
I have to admit I like a couple of Ramones songs ('I wanna be sedated', and 'Rock n Roll High School') Aptly titled and I didn't spend all that much time in Star Hill (Bukit Bintang) so nice to see what I missed. I spent New Year's Eve in Wuzhen. After walking around canals all day I went to bed early at 11 pm. Oh, the photo! Good b&w image with excellent tonal range & high contrast with lots of interesting details to look at in this vibrant street scene. Tfs!
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-02-24 4:00
سلام دوست من
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kordinator (20515) 2012-03-12 0:55
I prefer heavy metal and hard rock music and their fazon.
There is little difference in the style of dress and I had long hair for over 20 years. :)
But as the years go by, listening to all that is good regardless of genre.
Very beautiful black and white photographs.
Excellent focus on young people.
Noel_Byrne (30988) 2012-12-27 9:41
Absolutely perfect choice in B&W, which seems to work so well for street captures like this. Those punks look incredibly friendly, and like they are having a good time. Normally I think Punk, i thinkg violence and switchblades (too many British films!!), this is a nice refreshing image of them.
All the best