No Christmas for them..... link
Picture taken while making the story on Daily Workers in Bangalore.
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don_narayan (2014) 2005-12-27 11:25
Hello Arindam. Sad news. great shot... good b/w... his expression fits the news.
Paolo (41222) 2005-12-27 11:33
Hi Arindam, what a wonderful portrait!
a sad and beautiful image!
great focus, light, and excellent contrast and b/w...all is perfect...about the sad note!
Ebow (88) 2005-12-27 11:34
Great shot albeit sad news, it shows in their eyes. I like the central position of the man in focus and the two other workers being out of focus but not too much. Long sentence for saying: nice compo and good DOF.
picks (124) 2005-12-27 11:40
Great shot ! Very expressive face, and very well taken. Nice b/w portrait.
KevRyan (22956) 2005-12-27 12:21
A stunning portrait of this guy Arindam - the eyes are so mesmerising - great clarity and tone - have you selectively PP'd the forward guy at all - he sticks out (almost too much) from the background.
It's one of those images where you almost feel that you are reading the face - the character from the inside out - good work!
Many years ago I had to deal with the bodies of two people who had suffered such a collapse on top of them - I had to clean the bodies and show them to their relatives - impossible to make them look nice or hide the awful effects upon their faces. By coincidence I also ended up sitting on the Coroner's jury at the inquest.....but that's another story......
A very fine image.
best wishes Kev
dolin (7369) 2005-12-27 13:26
Une image forte ! Un très beau piqué sur ce visage central et une attitude pleine d'émotion. Le cadrage est très très bon je trouve, et ce n/b amplifie ces attitudes et ces visages marqués.
Une belle compo très émouvante.
Albrecht (11281) 2005-12-27 14:07
A very good porttrait and use of DOF. Good frame and a very good picture in B&W.
gebala (0) 2005-12-27 15:53
hello, I just love his eyes, exellent work with BW, amaizing point of view, well done:)
jinju (14265) 2005-12-27 19:24
this is a very honest, straight on shot that rally gets the humanity of the subjects. It is indeed sad news that you link to and the photo gives that feel to us.
sathiyan (206) 2005-12-28 0:24
Perfect replica of the sadness.
krishindu (469) 2005-12-28 2:13
What a perfect portrait! Your linking that to the delhi incident was really appropriate. And yes, sad but true, many may not be able celebrate X’mas or new-year. Those are just two days in their calendar. Two earning days!
tjanze (5674) 2005-12-28 2:57
Very good lightning here.I like contrast between dark skin and white colour in his eyes.
Furachan (0) 2005-12-28 5:20
COngratulatins on a powerful portrait. Arindam, the eyes of the central subject burst from the image and grab hold of us. Nicew DOF of the backgrund guys too.
This is splendid work of the hghest order.
HAppy New Year!
designsoul (21492) 2005-12-28 9:44
Arindam, hello. Very sad to hear this news, and the picture is given an even stronger quality by the bbc article...
The composition is very powerful, with the burning black eyes of the construction worker in the middle, his intense expression... a superb portrait, sad slice of life.
A great and strong work this is, Arindam!
PS Have a happy new year. May it bring you (and India) many blessings.
gaby (19819) 2005-12-28 12:26
Arindam bonjour - great portrait with wonderful DOF and tones - the look of the worker is very intense and the shot very strong -
a great one my friend
jasmis (58330) 2005-12-28 14:30
I like your photos, because they force me to think. This one is excelent as usual. Regards!
bnallama (3763) 2005-12-28 17:49
A powerful potrait, his eyes somehow conveys some sort of sadness.... TFS Bala
bullabulla (3488) 2005-12-29 6:20
it is a beautiful 3 portrait but you joined a sad story!
What I noticed cars never stop when workers are on the road they live or they die!!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-12-29 17:58
You get very very nice pictures in your galery.
This one is nice and i like the regard of this man. We can feel there hard life.
COngratulations for your work.
Shakespear (636) 2005-12-29 20:21
Powerfull potrait !! BW does justice to the pic.
P.S. How do you convert coloured pics into BW in PS? When I try to do it, it's not half as good. Is there something special?
Luko (14000) 2006-01-07 6:12
Incredible eyes, one of the most moving portraits I've seen lately. Of course there's one famous picture that immediately came to my mind... Salgado's portrait of 3 indian workers that you can see here. Same kind of look : something in between pride and fatalism.
BW was of course the way to go, however, I think there were some ways of post processing that would enhance this beautiful portrait, see my WS.
annagrace (2467) 2006-01-08 18:16
Another amazing portrait! I love B&W for this. What a very sad story.
sandip (3492) 2006-01-10 1:52
i was also thinking about Salgado and the same photograph before i read Luko's comment..
Good work and great portrait.
ballyna (1689) 2006-01-15 16:39
a dramatic stuation and your b&w tones really gives that mood to us.great sharpness and excellent DOF here,well done.
eralp_tuna (63) 2008-12-14 14:09
Adorable portrait, congratulations.
Black skin and white eyes great contrast.
- Copyright: Arindam Thokder (arindam_thokder) (3987)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-11-27
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A95
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Migrated workers [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-12-27 11:21
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