I don`t like to photograph people in humiliating situations, in this case it was different. This man was not awake and we can not see his face. For me it is important to visit less frequently visited spots by tourists. Mostly due of interest, and i think it is important to see a society from all levels and surroundings for better understanding the place.
Cropped image, minor adjustments.
(thanks Gert (holmertz) for good advices and your opinion)
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icesurfer (572) 2011-12-04 12:09
I agree that taking pictures of people in humiliating situations is not always a great idea, but in cases like this there is no need to worry: your picture has a powerful message, reminding everyone that not far from us there are people who struggle to survive and who deserve another chance.
Thanks for sharing.
saxo042 (37870) 2011-12-04 12:24
My immediate impression when I saw the thumbprint and that this was from Spain: "Under a blanket in Madrid..."
Still, this is Barcelona and this seems to be a man. A very strong photo well a perfect composition! The graffiti, whatever it says, makes a strong contrast to the resting man. The perpendicular angles of the stairs and the door bear a clear importance in the picture.
Fis2 (96665) 2011-12-04 13:00
Wow life itself...
"Good" reportorial shot.
Very impressive picture.
Have a nice week.
Graal (102752) 2011-12-05 0:22
good shot and street reportage. Really hard life. Photo well done.
Have a nice day.
holmertz (51932) 2011-12-05 1:41
I think it was a good choice to show this instead of the other. This shows as much of the problems in society and in a more considerate way. I also think it's a better picture. The man is very well framed and has a good background. The graffiti is eye-catching and probaby says something about society as well. It's a sad picture which unfortunately has a global significance these days.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-12-06 10:38
Hard! Very good reportage work with this scene of life to day in a modern city. Framing well selecetd and good managment of light.
danos (97377) 2011-12-07 0:26
excellent snapshot from the daily life of the cities in our days.Unfortunately the severe economical meters push every day a lot of people to sleep in the parks and the roads...
Have a good day,Danos
Cricri (118673) 2011-12-07 9:48
Une scéne de vie difficile a voir, touchante et pourtant bien réelle de plus en plus..
Bon cadrage, détails et couleurs
corjan3 (2109) 2011-12-08 4:31
What a dramatic image in wonderful colours and composition. This iamge has real meaning - it makes one think.....and ponder. Well done.
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-12-10 10:54
Hi Boe, I agree with you, when photographing the less fortunate people, but it is part of our society and we do need reminding how fortunate we are.Tfs, Cheers Iain.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2012-01-06 5:47
a good documentation of this situation.
adramad (45290) 2012-01-18 8:15
A magnificent reportorial shot, showing a sad scene and everyday in the daily life of our cities.
I admire your decision to capture these situations, I am unable, I'm a big hurry to capture this type of situation, which certainly must reveal.
Very good sharpness and color.
notrap (6133) 2012-02-24 12:17
das ist eine schwierige Frage, die Du mit Deinem Foto aufwirfst. Dieser Mensch hat schon alle seine Hemmungen verloren, es ist nicht seine private Umgebung, die gestört wird, sondern er ist in der Öffentlichkeit. Bei aller Unsicherheit, die dieses Thema mit sich bringt: Fotos von Menschen sind immer sehr viel interessanter als Fotos von Blümchen oder den hier so beliebten Booten am Strand. Ich jedenfalls finde das Foto gut, sowohl den Inhalt als auch die technische Qualität.
mauro61 (52855) 2012-07-23 13:16
un' altra foto di grande valore che esprime al tempo stesso grande tristezza per certe condizioni umane.
Ottima la luce,
jemaflor (96689) 2012-08-13 23:13
Well seen and well taken, good composition and light managment about hobo life.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-09-05 18:11
It is sad to see homeless people. They are growing rapidly even in US. We are very fortunate to have a roof and square meals. The reality is captured very nicely. I like the bold letter graffiti on the door. The sharpness and lighting are excellent.
Nard (6972) 2012-10-16 1:08
I like also this kind of reporter picture showing the life as it is. A very nice light management that lets the man in twilight and good inclusion of the tag on the door.
Matyas (0) 2016-01-25 7:26
Hello Boa! Poor man. Superb scene and scenery. Good take. Simply good take. Perfect contrast and sharpness. Great effect. My heart is crying. Well done!
ikeharel (70589) 2016-04-26 0:53
This kind of scene we see anywhere we travel, unfortunately - many people can't coop with demanding societies and economies. I never dared taking such a photo, feeling not easy for myself.
But after all said, you show some sort of daily-life in the big city, and that's acceptable.
My best regards,
- Copyright: Boa Kristiansson (boa) (7375)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-04
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon AF-S 24-70 / 2,8 G ED
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-04 12:03