If you want reality take the bus. - David LaChapelle
People say photographs don't lie, mine do. - David LaChapelle -
Then I got this idea in my head that magazines were like a gallery and if you got your magazine page ripped out and someone stuck it on their refrigerator, then that was a museum Ė someoneís private museum. - David LaChapelle -
I was working in this very bombastic style. I didnít really know about style. I didnít think about it: I did what I was interested in, what I was attracted to, what I was drawn to. I was drawn to color, and I was drawn to humor, and I was drawn to sexuality and spontaneity. It was all really intuitive. I never really thought, ďWell this is the styleÖ - David LaChapelle
You just do what you love, and then a style happens later on. People put it together and decide itís yours. But some days you wake up and youíre happy and some days you wake up and youíre sad, some days you wake up and youíre feeling angry about thingsÖ if you can translate that through your work, and express those feelings, thatís okay as an artist. I didnít see any difference between being a photographer or being an artist. I didnít make those boundaries. If someone wants to think itís art, thatís great, but Iíll let history decide. - David LaChapelle
I wanted it to provide an escape route, I wanted to make pictures that were fantastic and took you into another world, one that was brighter. I started off with this idea. - David LaChapelle
Itís much harder to work for yourself, by yourself, than to create work for a gallery, because there are no limits and you can do anything you want. Itís always easier when you have a parameter, when you have a limit. You can work within the limit and push it and walk the line, but when youíre given absolutely no limits, itís harder. You must really think. Itís more challenging. - David LaChapelle
My idea was that if I took a picture of somebody and years later, or whenever, they would die and if someone wanted to know who this person was, they could take one of these pictures and it would tell who the person was. - David LaChapelle
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pajaran (36190) 2012-10-28 12:59
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst, lepe reci ...
Lep trenutak ...
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepa crno bela fotografija.
Dobra kompozicija, lep trenutak sa covekom koji prolazi.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text, beautiful words ...
Beautiful moment ...
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful black and white photos.
Good composition, beautiful moment with a man who goes.
Good evening and all the best.
mesutilgim (67940) 2012-10-28 13:24
Hello dear Georgios,
Very nice b&W capture with good layout and nice graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
holmertz (26906) 2012-10-28 14:15
This is an interesting street-view with people to watch here and there. Although it's a new photo it reminds med of classic movies influenced by neo-realism, such as Stella. I guess a lot of B&W street shots could look neo-realistic, but it's really the man in the sun glasses that makes me thnk of earlier days. The women pulling their suitcases could also make me think of a story.
hidibyendu (587) 2012-10-28 22:16
Very nice photo with a beautiful cimbination of quotes.
Like the picture in b/w. Very nice composition with a nice POV.
saxo042 (31794) 2012-10-29 1:32
There are strong contrasts in this picture between the foreground man in the shadow and the street scene behind, in the sunshine. The man man has a dark appearance in many ways. The background looks much happier. An interesting picture!
ourania (12343) 2012-10-29 14:53
μια πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα ασπρόμαυρη εικόνα με πολύ καλή διαχείριση της κατάστασης και του φωτός. Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ η αμεσότητα της κίνησης του κυρίου στο πρώτο πλάνο, το αχνό χαμόγελο και το βλέμμα που νιώθουμε μέσα από τα γυαλιά του. Επίσης μου αρέσει η κίνηση μέσα στο κάδρο προς διαφορετικές κατευθύνσεις και η σκιά πάνω στον πρωταγωνιστή με φόντο το ηλιόλουστο περιβάλλον. Η ευκρίνεια, το βάθος και οι τόνοι του γκρι είναι όλα θαυμάσια. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καληνύχτα,
speedymanu (3148) 2012-11-18 3:44
A bold framing, a strong opposition between the dark and the light areas, the strong dynamic of the man's stride. You've created a very personal and evocative composition. Congratulations,
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (37994)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-06-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS450D, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Thessaloniki city, Thoughts about potography [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-28 12:50