The relaxed attitudes towards sex roles in South East Asia allow even man in such masculine profession as soldier to be adorned and shift slightly to the other side.
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tomji (31) 2006-07-23 6:07
The picture... it is bizzare and impressive all at once. The portrait is good, I like that you chose to focus on his hands. Here we have a soldier, designing something with a sharp knife, and yet he is smiling, clearly not tense, wearing those big rings... Very interesting shot.
delnaja (2054) 2006-07-23 6:07
interesting portrait. The choice off the POV is brilliant and gives the right contrast between the rings and knife. Excelent b&w also.
eleparc (24063) 2006-07-23 7:11
a soldier wearing diamonds? and knitting? you must be kidding me..lol If he were in Thailand maybe he would not be a soldier but be dancing in one of Simon's photographed cabarets...;-) a neat shot! and a nice conveyed message of tolerance... even though Myanmar is not the most peaceful and open place on earth politically
lestans (17138) 2006-07-23 10:55
Beautiful and friendly smiling!
I like him... and your picture: a good DOF and POV :-))
well done, thank you, ciao!
CaptainJack (0) 2006-07-23 10:56
Hi Swiatek, at first glance of the thumbnail, I thought he might be sharpening a knife, but was completely shocked to see such a different picture! You've control the DOF so excellently here, capturing all the details in his hands. If there was one thing, maybe better without cropping out the top of his head, but regardless, a great shot!
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-07-23 14:36
I like his hands and these rings. I like that you focused on these hands. What I see from his face he seems to be a nice guy. The knife is a bit scarry.
Good composition. The b+w works good.
AnimeshRay (9089) 2006-07-23 20:29
Excellent POV...your effort in catching this shot is to be applauded.
[Your comment is curious to someone from the Indian subcontinent...ornaments such as multiple finger rings are not associated with femininity in south-east asia...(in fact it probably did not have such an association until the Victorian era either). It is usually considered a sign of affluence and piety (because there are superstitions about jewels having divine effects]