Socond image of Frosty and Ed in the grafitti alleys of Toronto, while in the first image my main goal was to show they attitude with grafitti being the supporting background, here I wanted to show the grafitti with the guy being part of that culture, hence I kept the colour, and concentrated on the grafitti reflection of the opposite wall in his glasses.
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Albrecht (11281) 2005-04-13 11:02
Just posted a graffiti two days ago. Nice picture; sharp good colors and nice reflections in the glasses.
Well done, greetings Albrecht
MKING (3054) 2005-04-13 11:22
This one certainly lives up to your intention though from an aesthetic viewpoint I prefer the gritty contrasty black and white rendition. The moment chosen is the strongest part-- (Ed?)'s more reflective expression in the background adding a bit of depth to the other's expected dose of 'tude.
How did you find these two, we're they just in the alley or did you meet them prior to and then wandered here?
cyril (2748) 2005-04-13 11:32
Nice shot, full of colours but what I like the most is the face of that guy :-)
Tavo (587) 2005-04-13 11:40
Excellent and very funny picture. Your positive attitude to this disputed artistic expression of youth (thanks to the Slovak parliamentarians it recently became a criminal offense in my country punishable by a couple of years in jail, not much less than robbery or other violent acts) is clearly obvious here, even without a note. I guess you took this pic from a quite close distance and slightly distorted portrait of the youngster together with his furious grimace, expressive tooth and eyes full of grafitti perfectly harmonizes with each other and all that is strengthen by a not conflicting contrast with a boy in the background with his fat flegmatic-melancholic posture.
I very rarely smile whe alone but after opening this I spontaneously laughed, thanks.
jcandeli (40) 2005-04-13 12:09
Great colors! I love the graffiti. This guys look is very funny too. I like it. It says a lot without needing the description. Very good. JP
robiuk (10807) 2005-04-15 9:17
Very rich image, both composition-wise and when it comes to elements included.
Still, (can't help my taste) this would work brilliantly in b/w, IMO.
What I like here is a huge colour palette together with fine natural settings.
Elise_d (1943) 2005-04-20 6:25
I loved your building pictures but your people shots are even stronger. I would maybe have cropped a little on the left but beside that, i love your composition. The effect on the glasses is also very cool.
paulartus (832) 2005-05-22 7:10
the thing i like about this photo is it shows everyday life in a western society. We see so many photos of people in 'foreign' places like India or South East Asia, but to the rest of the world, everyday scenes from Canada are just as interesting. This one has got great colour, interesting characters. Love the reflection in the sunglasses and graffitti in the background. Also the wide angle lens slightly distorting the shape of the front face.