From a visit to world press photo 2006, from viewing the website I was initially sceptical about the exhibition, glad I went there, and would even encourage everyone to visit, website doesn't do it justice although some images being there do surprise me (especially the diver hitting her head against the board, almost like america's funniest videos clip), alot of extreme violance that is difficult to look at, yet at the same time I would have regretted had I not gone there.
Photographically mostly unsuccesfull visit for me, couldn't come up with any different angles, while was quite happy with my last year's output, this year for the most part I found repeating myself with a similar approach. Nothing original here, the caution tape has been succesfully used by Mking in many of his pictures, but hey, if I am to take only pictures that have never been done, I would never make another photo.
In the background you will see parts of 3 images, child labourer in Bangladesh being punished (photographer G. Akash, Bangladesh), Nigerian gang member (photographer P Hugo, South Africa, unfortunately I have cut of his pet, muzzled hiena on a leash), displaced girl in Pakistan after earthquake (photographer T Monita, Chile).
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s10001in (0) 2006-11-23 23:31
This grain what I am looking for.
I mean Sohrab got some great Photos with bit burn & random grain.
I am maily refering Photos from Culcutta, Hawara Bridge.
Resuls of Tmax-3200 was intyresting but it is quite diffuclt to control since it is very sensitive & get over espossed easily.
I got half kit for development in my cupboard.
I think after few days sure I will give my try for development.
This is Beautiful work.
vapours (8264) 2006-11-23 23:43
Great shot here Peter, love that grain which combines well with the 'Caution' tape and the images. Wouldn't mind seeing less of a square crop, but thats just my personal preference.
AnimeshRay (9089) 2006-11-24 0:18
Interesting frame--a collage of sorts--Peter. The grain adds a mysterious flavor. This succeeds as a good illustration that encapsulates your experience at the exhibition--the cautionary tape the most tell-tale element. Good work.
delnaja (2056) 2006-11-24 3:11
stunning image. I love the grain and the word "cautin" with those photos on the foreground.
Furachan (0) 2006-11-24 3:57
Frankly, Peter, it deesn't look to me like the image of someone for whom photoraphy is "just a hobby", but rather a very carefully worked out compo by someone who in the age of digital suffers for his art to the extent of shooting Tri-X 400. Then again, what do I know...
The grain, as Shail remarks is well...as "grainy" as anyone could wish. The contrast is plenty strong but what holds this fine picture together is the triangular structure through which we can catch glimpses of our suffering world. WHo cares if CAUTION has been used before - I doubt it's been used much better than here...
My 02 cents, and now I'll go back to shooting, what was that, oh yes: "random street candids..."
rowanb (864) 2006-11-24 6:50
like the compo on this one peter, although the grain is a little bit overpowering as you get towards the top of the frame. good placement of the images and nice strong contrast.
Isabelle (9046) 2006-11-24 8:24
the position of the tape, the blurry person, the images on the background, the grains: i agree with Francis, all elements combined show us someone really mastering his 'hobby'. photography is serious stuff in your hands/eyes, Mister, and i can only bow my hat to ya.
i´ve been to the world press photo 2006 in Amsterdam last may and i must tell ya, i was quite disappointed with the combination of violence + poverty i saw there. i went away feeling bad. hard to explain, this kind of images lead me to think about hipocrisy.
verde (957) 2006-11-27 15:57
great grain and it makes for a really impactful picture. The caution is well placed and really helps the viewer understand your message here.
very well done.