I met people....(Sorry..I need to write more)...I went in Latvia, the last week of April. By chance I meet a friend, who drove me around Riga. She is a very good photograph as well. I don t speak Russian. We went in, what they call "Poor city or downtown". People did like to talk to us. During the lady was talking with my friend, I was free to shot....
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vim (70) 2005-01-29 6:17
very interesting shot!! this's a decisive moment....the compo is perfect and the b&w too
sAner (112) 2005-01-29 6:45
Superb photo. I love the b&w, the look on the faces of the kids, the POV, I like it all. Good photo! I just wish the note would have been a bit longer.
MiguelP (14470) 2005-01-29 6:57
Saludos Frederic: Buena instantánea. La elección del blanco y negro fue acertada para recoger el ambiente en esta foto que tiene bastante aire de fotoperiodismo, heredera de Sebastiao Salgao. La composición es extraordinaria, quizá porque veo tan poca esperanza en la generación anciana como en la joven representada por los niños ¿Se miran reconociéndose? Bueno, que me voy a la demagogia. Un saludo y espero ver más fotos tuyas aquí en TE.
Elise_d (1943) 2005-01-29 7:45
Nice light, nice contrast, good choice of b&w and amazing composition. I like the fact that everything is sharp. Nice, very nice...
martel (1194) 2005-01-29 9:52
wonderfully done in B&w . The image tells the story
RandomCameraGuy (3071) 2005-01-29 9:59
Frederic this is a superb BW shot, the elements of old and young work together, and the lady pointing seems to tell a story. Nice wide angle documentary work.
Bos (628) 2005-01-29 12:08
Nice done, a good composition, and i like the way those boys look at the woman, the b/w works great here.
tongapup (0) 2005-01-29 12:11
Very nice. Your b&w is always super-crisp and a joy to see. Also I like your composition here.
mimi (2325) 2005-01-29 17:50
Very nice shot Frederic. Love the wide angle here. Everyone's got a great expression. She's so stern, and looking at you. The boys are a bit puzzled and while the two in front are looking at her, I think the little one in back is more curious about you.
flydragon (0) 2005-01-30 13:01
J'aime la dynamique de cette photo
avec la pose de cette vieille femme.
et les trois expressions differentes
de ces gamins, dans ce décors désolé.
une tres belle photo tres reportage.
sengir (4956) 2005-01-31 19:30
what I like here is, except for the moment and mood, how everything seems twisted in a way or another - it gives slightly "surreal" feel
babul (612) 2005-02-01 22:00
veary nice image super framing and compasion .. four me perfect!! can you tell me did you print this piture your self and what contrast did you use
guacamole (26) 2005-02-02 12:12
I like this one. Great for reportage!
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-02-03 2:40
Very good shot. Great composition keeping the woman on the extreme side and let her finger take you in the picture. The look on the boys faces are also very nice, specially one on the right. Great timing.
pridel (233) 2005-02-06 5:31
j'aime beaucoup cette photo pour la dynamique crée par le bras de la femme et les trois enfants juste derrière. une atmosphère un peu dramatique se dégage de cette photo.
très bien fait
Kicka (0) 2005-02-09 15:00
I like this photograph very much. The composition with the old lady and the three kids, all with different expressions. The pose and face of the lady and the worned surrounding is intresting, wonder what she's saying.... she probebly have a life story to tell. The B&W is very good too.
chaitee (136) 2005-03-06 9:15
This is an exceptional photo!!! It really gives good emotion. I like the way the lady is pointing to the old building with kids watching her doing so. It's a really great life photography! Wow, it's incredible!
carobnica (1336) 2005-07-02 8:38
well the moment you took the photo is really a decisive moment and you just cought the right atmosphere of , probably, suburbe life in this part of world...very similar is in my parts of world...
well just nice regards from croatia
nygus (8178) 2005-08-21 11:44
interesting reporting, it is rare to see that kind of photography here
Tristan-z (1053) 2006-02-01 9:27
Trés belle écriture d'image. J'adhére complétement à ce type de photographie.
russte (0) 2006-05-03 17:18
Frederic, I love this composition. The character in the old lady's face is magnificent and the boy's are clearly in awe or a little scared of her. It really sums up the grittiness of life in parts of Riga. And it has the Leica 'glow'. Very, very nice. Stephen
partha (14023) 2008-01-09 23:08
Great story telling shot.
Brilliant composition and B&W is the perfect match.
dincmen (109) 2008-01-14 15:29
The old lady, who is poor and old as the city is, complaining probably about the oldness and poorness of the city. As the images of youthfulness, displeased the boys are, about the complaints of the old. Impressive composition and facial expressions.
horatiuTT (4570) 2008-09-23 1:06
Superb photo Frederic,the scene that could have took place
a half decade earlier,the angle very nice.Good photo.
RomyHK (102) 2012-03-12 23:42
Intense moment, the face of that woman says a lot, I also like the expression of the kids in the background and that 21mm is wonderful on a full frame camera !