a burmese woman in mandalay.
both burmese men and women are very conscious about their beauty. they put this paste (i've forgotten the name) on their cheeks. it's supposed to be good for their skin. also a lot of them wear these straw hats, which are different from vietnamese hats.
this is a very different portrait from me, while taking about this one i was thinking of david alan harvey's photograph. in my other "essence of burma" portraits i was thinking of steve mccurry.
so anyway i was just experimenting with the composition here.
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everlasting (14195) 2004-09-05 3:59
you experimented well, sohrab. I think I would have also tried to get her right shoulder on the shot, but thats me, I´m not very brave when it comes to cropping. ;)
A happy photo, nice colours. Well done
eleparc (24063) 2004-09-05 4:02
hey sohrab! beautiful picture... i love those sun screens they put on their face;-)) noce angle of shoot;-)
i posted another pangong lake view today;-))
flydragon (0) 2004-09-05 4:12
great portrait i like this point of view
i like the color from clothes and background
with a small part of blue
maybe it should be nice to work on his eyes
a bit more withe maybe
christina (2040) 2004-09-05 4:39
I love the image!I think the workshop helped. you can see this person's engaging eyes better.
MiguelP (14466) 2004-09-05 5:23
I think the paste´s name is Tanaka or something like that, what I heard when I was there is that they got protected from the sun using it. About the picture I have the feeling that the angle from you took it and the shy look & smile of the woman match couriously well. This is the magic of the impredictible in making photos. Congratulations from Madrid.
MKING (3054) 2004-09-05 5:51
I can't say which of your two favourite photographers this one reflects and, it's better this way because then there's something unique about the results rather than merely being a reproduction of someone else's style.
Anyhow, the crop is tight and that's good-- nothing to distract from this woman's lovely face. Contrast of her cream shirt and the green wall is great-- there's something very 'Kodachrome' about the colour of that wall... :)
My irrelevant question is, did you happen to find our her name? I think just the mention of her name as a title would do much to compliment this, any the many portraits you have. There's nothing so significant, so complete yet so simple about learning someone's name.
maciekda (19891) 2004-09-05 7:48
very good work Sohrab, excellent portrait, you have captured the soul of this girl here, i like this shallow DOF too and colors, good stuff
longpt (947) 2004-09-06 11:59
You do tie crop. Your camera a bit higher than I expected. Lovely smile. I learn again about strange color in Mianma's face
- Copyright: sohrab hura (sohrab) (7439)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): smiles from around the world, Tsunami Memorial [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-05 3:42