i found this old woman who sold hats she called me inside her home , called her grandson and told me to make a portrait of theirs.this was the only time someone asked me for money. the kid kept ranting "moneyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy moneyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy" like a walkman with really weak batteries and the grandmom kept telling him to shut up, she didnt want her portrait to get ruined.
this is the original image. the colours are natural and so is the lighting. no post processing or crop
oh yeah this was taken when i was at inle. ive fallen in love with this place
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Robert_L (385) 2004-08-12 8:53
Great again! Soon, we will dominate the Myanmar page. More coming!
pridel (233) 2004-08-12 9:05
Sohrab. les couleurs et la lumière sont superbement rendues. Le visage de l'enfant qui sort de l'ombre est très expressif ! Celui de la femme est très fermé. curieux mélange.
C'est du bon travail
PixelTerror (0) 2004-08-12 9:10
Nice picture Sohrab, good colours and light coming very well on the boy's face, maybe a bit too dark on the old lady.
MKING (3054) 2004-08-12 9:40
Describes exactly the sentiments in your note; the tight and clipped framing combined with the dark but saturated colours paint a complex picture; both light-hearted but something deeper and less bubbly coexists. You've kept both their hands in frame which neatens the bottom. Very well done.
Your note implies that the grandmother requested the picture; does this mean that you'll be sending her a print?
kaychambers (1198) 2004-08-12 10:03
Awesome imagery. Perfect lighting and a brillaintly captured facial expressions.
Nice one Sohrab. I'm certain this one scores well!
Vic, Singapore. 12th August 2004
Galeota (10352) 2004-08-12 10:27
I guess that i find your colour photographs as good as your B&W ones. The saturated colours contrasting with the black background are just great.
Proxilva (2157) 2004-08-12 15:06
very nice portrait again sohrab... beautiful light... you've created another masterpiece here... well done and the portrait isn't ruined, i like both expressions here...
waysai (609) 2004-08-12 19:46
Knowing you like the dark, this is really is your singnature written over it. Very vivid and dimensional shot. Though I would have liked to wait the moment the kid shut his mouth for better expression. Nevertheless, great portrait of the Burmese family.
avis2avis (4264) 2004-08-13 0:52
Another superb portrait! Extremely well lit and the color saturation is perfect against the dark bg. Well done Sohrab!
Georges (11185) 2004-08-14 2:04
Trés bon mariage de couleurs entre ce bleu et le rouge sur un fond noir qui nous permet de resté fixé sur les personnages.
J'aurais aimé une image plus grande pour mieux en apprecier les détails mais cela reste mon point de vu.
Bravo j'aime bien sohrab
torben (3100) 2004-08-15 4:42
Lot of interesting stuff here, they both have a remarkable expression although in very different ways, your signature light/darkness work, the composition with a light/colourtriangle from the left side into the darkness, the way her hands goes to the corner, the sharpness on her hands while the kids hands are blurred, the blue/red colour contrast and so on and so on. Excellent work!
CoolDan (2516) 2004-08-15 16:34
Quel magnifique portrait de 2 générations. La lumière est parfaite. La couleur des vêtements, et les visages s'opposent et s'unissent en même temps.
Well done Sohrab.
philip_coggan (11) 2004-08-19 22:59
Beautiful chiaroscuro. But again, I don't feel it's in the top of the top - technically good.
alimo3 (6854) 2004-09-16 17:38
Great Sorhab style again !
stil those people eyes jumping through your lens.
maybe not technically perfect,but who care's.
indraajeet (1912) 2007-12-23 9:29
nice portrait. nice colours and details