another pic I took during the world press photo exhibit in Toronto, among the pictures of violance, heads rolling, abused women, raped children, there were few of every day life that isn't filled with pain and suffering. Background is a picture taken by Paul Pellegrin in tha backstages of NY fashion show, he is an amazing fashion photographers, there probably are many that do it so well but he is gotta be one of the best, so is Mario Testino.
Anyway, I found this guy standing infront of the pic and thinking, somewhat he remainded me of a young Yves Saint Laurent, not that they look alike, but similar glasses, similar fashion conesoir look, perhaps thinking, hmmmm should we move the button a little bit higher, and does this palevioletred colour of the scarf match fuchsia lipstick?
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SylFondacci (4087) 2006-11-24 8:46
Really great one, where is real world and where is the exhibition ? everything is mixed and I love that !
Great work !
Galeota (10352) 2006-11-24 8:55
I guess Iíve been lucky, these past two days when connecting to TE, because Iíve stumbled each time on a extraordinary image that moves me beyond my primal visual perception. You're raising the bar. This is not about a well thought crop aiming for an abstract representation of aesthetic. This is an image of a single being decomposed on four distinct faces, as a representation of the schizophrenia we all carry within, even at different doses or degrees of gravity. These could be the multiple reflections or representations of a common man: his feminine fragile and sensitive posture, his suffering as a child thorn by the north wind of his adult years about to come, his solitude among his peers. Can you see how his chin and his nose marry perfectly the curve of her cheek and forehead? It seems as though these faces could melt into a unique conscience and yet dissociate themselves at will, continuously, in its permanent adaptation to life in society. This reminds me of Zelig (cf W.Allen), and our unique human faculty of being able to model ourselves to our environment and really become ANOTHER while still being ONE. Your note matches your image perfectly. The Yves St Laurent reference is most adequate, as if fashion glamour and decay were forever condemned to pout at each other as a form of flirt.
ALSOM (6616) 2006-11-24 9:17
I thought of YSL as well from this young man's look.
His interogative face contrasts with the haunting ones from the pic ... having he face from the side induces a reading direction, all faces seem to direct the same one: the blurred & fascinating one one. The tight framingis somehow oppressive, I'm not sure I would have preferred few steps back to get more of his amrspositions and a bit (just a bit) more of the face on the right ... Lovely b/w matching well with the overall design.
mlopes (494) 2006-11-24 15:55
This is absolutly fantastic!!!
Never on earth i would see what you've saw here... this is a winner... a big winner and i'm equally surprised by the lack of comments on this one.
Furachan (0) 2006-11-25 6:14
Brilliant, Peter - you achieved equanimity between all your "subjects" through judicious use of grain.
"Random boy" Francis
eleparc (24063) 2006-11-26 8:11
congrats for this shot Peter! I really like the b&w touch and the convergence of all those characters in the photo.. something like they responded to each other..
naxius (16685) 2006-11-26 15:06
Stunning photog Peter..
I wish I could write my thoughts like Gal did but I do not have his talent to write...
I will be very brief: I just love that photograph..
designsoul (21492) 2006-11-28 13:16
A M A Z I N G shot, Peter... I think that Gal's profound critique leaves me rather speechless... a shot of incredible power and depth... but he has said it all, imo.
The only thing I might do away with are a few pixels on the top, say a little bit into the young man's hair.
will be back,
jumanah_ksa (39) 2006-12-09 15:57
wonderfull image, i like how you cropped the guy and also what captured my eyes the blurred face in the middle, it adds more to the image but there is only one thing if u could add more sharpness to the image other than that its great
vapours (8264) 2006-12-12 20:57
Quite a strong image Peter, the head on the left is incoporated into the rest of the faces perfectly, great cropping.
markoci (3933) 2007-02-04 9:42
first of all i was gonna say what an amazing b&w conversion yet again from you, but then i saw... i'm with evren here on the cropping on the right, but i never know... i wish there were some guidelines :-)... sometimes i think i am just too conservative (anyways i can never explain in why i like or dislike a certain way of cropping, i really wish i had e.g. gal's sophistication and his way with words)... as for the guy on the left, he's really cool, definitely not very "21st century", i just wish perhaps there was more of a connection between him and the photographs (if he'd just have his head turned a few degrees to the left...)
Bogdan (205) 2007-02-09 6:06
how could i have missed this?!
Polonaise (5802) 2007-07-31 10:44
You know my opinion about using someone's else photographs to support your ideas...
But there are exceptions, and this is one of them.
Not only you have explained what is that, in the background, but also you've explained why did you post the photo...
And the most important:
You've made a context...
You've blended both photographs into one - a very good one, I must say...
And by saying 'very good' one - I mean 'a very good' one !!!
Mario Testino wouldn't mind - I assume...
Tell you more:
He could be a little jelous himself (and not without the reason (:-)))
We miss you brother...
Come back to stirr some muddy water in here...
keithl (4) 2007-08-11 19:39
Don't get it, really. You've just taken a picture of picture. It is improved by the addition of the spectator, but even so ...
yanseiler (20) 2007-09-05 10:37
Hi Peter, a very nice catch, seems that everyone is in the room... like how you've closed the edges...superb contrasting BW...
martusia (512) 2007-09-21 7:38
Świetne zdjęcie, kolejne w Twojej pieknej galerii.
kerusso (112) 2007-12-28 18:48
Beautiful Photo! Black and white was an excellent choice for this compisition, definitly sets the tone and mood.
I love the man observing the photo facial expression. He seems very disturbed and in deep thought.
- Copyright: Peter Kozikowski (Homerhomer) (4080)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-10-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon Elan 2, Canon 50 mm 1.8 II, Kodak TRI-X 400
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-24 8:20
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