A waiting man. Behind the shop window of a smiling beauty. In this photo I was attracted by the contrast between man and woman. That's all I can say about this photo.
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snunney (84887) 2014-01-04 4:47
Indeed, a very interesting contrast in both style and form between the waiting man and smiling model. Well seen and nicely executed in black and white. But as the advertisement says 'la vie est belle'!
fanni (14381) 2014-01-04 5:23
firs of all, my wishes to you of a Happy New Year! :)
I like all your photos which show to us such a contrast, I've learned a lot from them!
Excellent capture, as always :) These two are looking in different directions, they are from different lives - and yet, they are united in your photo.
Sergiom (61132) 2014-01-04 5:30
C'est la deuxième fois que je vois la belle Julia Roberts dans cette galerie récemment.L'autre fois, c'était Cricri. Ici l'homme est complètement inconscient de ce qui se passe.L'utilisation du noir et blanc donne un petit côté documentaire à l'ensemble.
npecanhuk (66324) 2014-01-04 6:39
Very interesting and attractive urban life photograph!
Special regards to the choice for black & white, exposure and, of course, smart composition!
TFS - congrats,
A very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!!!!
carlo62 (33793) 2014-01-04 6:49
le tue belle immagini mettono spesso in contrapposizione la bellezza della finzione con la crudezza della realtà, un occhio sempre molto attento, pronto a cogliere le allegorie della vita, rese ancor più nette dal b&w.
holmertz (41737) 2014-01-04 7:40
It would be unfair to call this Beauty and the Beast, but it makes me think of different worlds, different lives, different realities. Who knows what's in their dreams. Maybe the same. Well observed as always.
Kind regards and a Happy 2014.
claudeD (33213) 2014-01-04 9:33
you are right. Indeed there is a big contrast between the beauty and the man. Very well seen and done. I like the shot very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
cornejo (32168) 2014-01-04 11:13
Hello Wolfgang, very good photograph of this interesting composition, (I had called the beautiful and wore), nicely captured in this interesting image with high contrast, good sharpness and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
All the best from southern Spain.
ikeharel (58195) 2014-01-04 11:16
Contrast is the right describtion here, Wolfgang.
B&W by choice had enhanced the outlines of the window's diplay - I'd rather like to see this in colors: can't guess what was the man coat color or in contradiction, what colors are the displayed stuff on shop, and seeing the beautiful model in natural tones. These would be my personal prefertences only - I like the outcome anyway.
rigoletto (34269) 2014-01-04 12:16
hi wolf. indeed, a world of contrasts this is. the man does not look so poor with a fair round belly, but i suppose he would be interested in anything but the things sold inside. meanwhile, julia roberts makes the day go shining with her pretty lancome smile. well, we live in world full of everything...
rbassin (18485) 2014-01-04 13:36
une superbe photo de rue en N&B, contrastes et luminosité au top.
willperrett (7348) 2014-01-05 6:06
The Man in the Street. Or Beauty and the Beast. Which probably isn't fair to the poor guy: I'm sure he's a lovely chap! But I guess you wouldn't know either way, as this is another of your strong candid street portraits. I love them! Happy New Year.
macjake (57074) 2014-01-05 12:01
I've always enjoyed how you cleverly use the contrast of the humans and the fake humans in your photos :)
and here's another one of them, and clearly there's a difference between the beauty of the model/actress and the ruff and tumble looking man.
the black and white works well too.
good observation skills.
abmdsudi (43718) 2014-01-05 22:26
Man about town and your trademark! A super candid and contrast, positioning is appropriate as well as timing and aptly in mono version forcing viewer's eye hovering diagonally. I cant even begin to imagine this in colour, it just is as it stands, really inspiring. I love how humans often seem to contradict the advertising images like this and this for sure shows a big contrasts, you are indeed the master of candid street photography. The glamourous girl is also eyeing on you ,,,,,
Brilliant capture, tfs
Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year
saxo042 (37578) 2014-01-06 5:31
Good contrasts here to create a certain tension is this picture. A well captured scene where the two actors seem to be totally unaware of each other.
John_F_Kennedy (42843) 2014-01-06 5:39
das Lächeln ist immer wieder schön anzusehen.
notrap (5883) 2014-01-06 14:13
"La vie est belle" wäre auch ein schöner Titel!
Auf jeden Fall wünsche ich Dir, daß Du 2014 auch aus vollem Herzen sagen kannst "la vie est belle"!
Alles Gute und viele lohnenswerte Motive wünscht Dir
KristinsCamera (2373) 2014-01-06 15:10
your photograph brought to mind an expression we have in america ~ "in your dreams" ~ meaning, someone has unrealistic expectations ;)
very witty capture, esp w/the b&w treatment.
CLODO (30597) 2014-01-07 0:20
A world of contrast well enhanced by the B&W mood: the guy seems to be a beggar and does not realise that a smiling pretty woman is looking at him. Is really "life beautiful" for him?
I have decided to post many street pictures as this one, this year.
I wish you a happy, healthy 2014 year
williewhistler (14611) 2014-01-08 11:53
such a fine piece of street photography with all of the important elements in just the correct place.
An impeccable conversion.
bona (12861) 2014-01-09 13:23
your photos using outdoors. Nicely done. Good option for B&W.
annjackman (19937) 2014-01-14 22:05
Another clever photograph from you where the juxtaposition of subjects makes the story. The plain wall behind the man allows him to stand out and the window frame divides the scene very well.
Excellent capture. Kind Regards, Ann