oltre a fotografare la gente che viaggia in metropolitana, mi piace osservare e fotografare le persone che leggono... spesso cerco di vedere quello che leggono, sperando di non essere scoperta... sono molto curiosa :)
(scansione di un negativo Kodak T-Max 400, correzione delle curve per dare piu' contrasto)
Amsterdam - Blijburg.
besides observing people who travel by subway, I like to watch (and photograph) people reading. I like to see how they seat, how they hold their book, if they take notes, etc. often I try to find out what they're reading, too - being a book lover myself, I am only too curious about the others...
(this is a scan of a Kodak T-Max 400 negative - I had to correct the curves as the photo shop had generated an image with a flat tonal range...)
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BennyV (13058) 2011-02-25 8:43
Being a reader, even more than a photographer, this is another one I really like. Good focus on the reader, seemingly oblivious to the people surrounding him, so they DESEVE to be out-of-focus.
The book he's reading is De aanslag (the Assault) by Harry Mulisch. It's a Dutch classic about a boy growing up against the background of the Second World War. Quite a good read, in fact. On the other hand: the book is often compulsary reading for secondary school students, so maybe the boy in your pictue would actually rather be doing something else...
J_Burke (1283) 2011-02-25 9:16
Excellent capture, as Benny says, having the surrounding people out of focus is key to the image and the feeling of it, and that of being lost in a book unaware of surroundings. The boy seems to be listening to something and reading at the same time, maybe attempting to block out the background noise and provide his own instead. I like you framing again with this one too and very good light and tones. Thanks for sharing.
Bartleby (13238) 2011-02-25 10:34
the focus is right where it should be and the work on the PP gives out an appropriate intimate and peaceful setting favorable to the joy of reading!
mikeyeats (1019) 2011-02-25 12:30
Good street picture of the sort I love to do. People. I was struck by the technical qualities of the picture then your explanation told me all.
I am using a TriX 400 film at the moment. Nice to use film again once in a while.
All the best
pippotirella (687) 2011-02-25 13:10
quelle due figure sfocate - e annoiate- in primo piano...quel "rumore" (che una volta si chiamava "grana")...quello sguardo attento sul libro.............
Riassumo: Foto STUPENDA.
SnapRJW (23656) 2011-02-26 0:06
Hello Cristina - Your use of DOF makes this shot; the "reader" has been well singled out and the focus has isolated him perfectly just as his activity isolates him from the world around him. Really good work. Best regards Rosemary
bukitgolfb301 (32638) 2011-02-26 0:53
Hi my dear Cristina
Tasteful shot indeed from your home town.
Very well considered framework and composition.
Two bokeh ladies emphasizes his lonlyness very well.
Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good Saturday and best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
InasiaJones (30028) 2011-02-26 1:47
This is certainly a cool and interesting shot.
The selective focus and the black and white choice give it a documentary look. I wish that the surrounding bamboo installation could have been kept out of the frame, but I do like the lantern above the head of the reader.
CLODO (26450) 2011-02-26 2:11
good photography lesson on the depth of field! You focused on the interesting person who is pin sharp, and the other blurred are there to help our eye to focus on him.
Juzo (4284) 2011-02-26 3:39
I like this simple shot. It is unpretentious, and like an old timeless film shot. reminds me somewhat of Don Brown's('dmbrowndp' on TE) work. A simple and candid moment that has it's own charms.
chewy_candy674 (471) 2011-02-27 2:09
incredible focus on the reader . this is wayyyy cool cristina.
may i ask if the film grain around the guy was edited? is there's any way to shot the way it is?
tks for info
bostankorkulugu (41328) 2011-02-27 13:50
despite two of them are blurry i love all the facial expressions... the dreamy moods...
sayeed_rahman (5985) 2011-04-28 10:07
the best i have come across in your recent flurry of photos, masterly, i miss the public places, the simplest of places, they evoke feeling and emotion more than the exotic ones..
you really think i prefer the digital dust on this one, let me see these in its purest form..
its bleeding photography
- Copyright: cristina pacciarella (papera) (13842)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-02-13
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon F60, Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.8D, Kodak 400 TMax
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): the joys of reading [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-25 8:22