The young man sits on the left side of his bank, the woman on the right side of their bank.
Together, - and yet alone. Each is primarily concerned with themselves. Communication is mainly through mobile phones, Facebook, Twitter etc.
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gojo (1769) 2013-04-07 7:01
Well composed, patterns creating lines, content, well handled technically : a very good contribution!
snunney (103255) 2013-04-07 7:02
A picture that sums up life for the young of today. Well observed and perfectly presented in black and white.
leo61 (0) 2013-04-07 7:09
Du und Dein Bild sprechen aus meiner Seele.
Ich bin ein handy/smartphone Hasser, habe eines aber nur für Notfälle.Keiner kennt meine Nummer.....
Das Bild zeigt gut wie unsere Gesellschaft degeneriert und sozial entfremdet.
Ich bemerke es in unserem Pausenraum,wenn ca 6 von 10 Kollegen mit diesern Dingern spielen anstatt sich zu unterhalten.....
Ein tolle Foto!!!
saxo042 (37908) 2013-04-07 9:03
With all equipment for communication, young people of today seem to be more isolated than was ever the case before these iPhones or iPads or whatever they use. A very interesting and well taken picture.
carlo62 (52078) 2013-04-07 11:17
le tue foto hanno sempre un risvolto psicologico che lascia spazio al pensiero.
Questa foto ne è un ulteriore esempio.
Una bel colpo, usando un buon occhio ed una buona tecnica.
dkmurphys (62015) 2013-04-07 13:55
Very attractive artistic street scene. I like the idea and the presentation. Good work.
bukitgolfb301 (43594) 2013-04-07 18:21
Hi dear Wolfgang
Ya this is your trademark image as your originality.
Very poetic and also tasetful mage indeed. Wonderful B&W color touch and light getting in perfect framework. Thanks a lot and have a good new start of week!
Takero from Sunny Tokyo
CLODO (35154) 2013-04-08 1:56
It's the illness of the century: young people in their own world, communicationg only through their ipads and mobile phones!
holmertz (56159) 2013-04-08 2:13
The lifestyle of today. So near and so far away. A perfect capture of a typical everyday scene in a well balanced composition with a fine greyscale. This may be a way of life that is hard to really understand for those above 40.
cornejo (44659) 2013-04-08 9:38
Hello Wolfgang, very good picture of this interesting scene, as an example of the time in which we live. Communication but greedily distance to nearby just ignored. Very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best regards from southern Spain.
willperrett (11456) 2013-04-09 2:42
Great work. I like the distance between them: it breaks all the rules of composition, and works a treat. It reminds me of a shot I posted a few months ago, taken in Lecce of 2 girls adopting the same pose as these two: you've already been kind enough to comment on it! Monochrome too, as a photograph like this should be!
jhm (156520) 2013-04-09 4:29
This real it daily life image in the modern world, no communication between people, alone with social medium, very impersonal.
Maybe is your black and white image a splendid example of, our society.
Very well composition, nice captured, TFS.
Have a nice day,
kato (11630) 2013-04-09 7:07
You're capturing well this daily life by a good composition and excellent B/W tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the ommunication in modern society. To be sure, the mobile phone is useful for connection in a remote place. However, it is fearful that it gets used and is dependent on external information. A man and a woman sitting on the bench seem to be devoted to information. Also in Japan, the same spectacle as this is seen in the inside of a train, a street corner, etc. every day. Also in my corporate life, although the connection partner was next needed, those who connect by e-mail without talking directly were sometimes seen. I also regard this case as whether it is one modern disease.
yaya13baut (3344) 2013-04-09 8:48
good catch and a metaphoric shot of our society, we are alone with our phones, our mp3...
macjake (70519) 2013-04-09 10:08
yes, this is the way of the world today isn't it.
just out of curiosity i'd like to see the colored version. its good that you have the circular pattern on the ground for added interest.
a true life situation today
jusninasirun (17162) 2013-04-09 19:32
I like your observation and how well you have captured the scene in beautiful b+w. I like the title and the syndrome facing the people of the world today.
Thanks and kind regards.
danos (100846) 2013-04-10 22:58
Good morning Wolfgang,
nice the B/W scene with the two youngs to are immersed on their mobiles phones.I like the good reportage shot from this daily employment, especially of the yoyng people all over the world.
Have a good day,Danos
joso (2417) 2013-04-11 0:13
ein Bild für tausend Worte!
Schwarz-weiß ist perfekt dafür
zoomer (6) 2013-04-14 14:32
Gruesse,this is such a typical scene everywhere and your shot is a perfect photographic statement.Friendly regards,Wolf.
Angshu (56760) 2013-04-16 2:32
You're right...the communication buzz of the day is through the electronic media rather than meet, e-socializing, rather than actual...everything's becoming virtual...this picture represents that! A fine study indeed!
adores (46079) 2013-04-16 18:12
Unfortunattely this scene is becoming more and more common everywhere - Headphones, mobiles... and no conversation anymore. I like the composition a lot and the b&w seems to work really well here.
olive224 (2719) 2013-05-10 7:32
I especially like your B&W squared cropped images, i think you've found your style in these images !
This one is a great image for several reasons.
First, graphicaly, and second, it's a message to the young people, isolated in their virtual world, iphones, ipods, ipads, itunes...
Well done the artist ;)
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-05-25 19:21
really like the theme in this pic,nicely justifies your caption.good choice for b n w.love the curved lines on the pavement.good light management too.
KristinsCamera (2384) 2013-08-01 9:52
Well, when it all comes down it it, we are all alone, regardless of the people or communication devices around us. And your photograph illustrates this beautifully. Great idea to execute it in b&w, very definitive, with no nuancing colors to distract from its theme. Black & white, girl & boy, one sits to the left on the bench, the other to the right ~ opposites in every way, yet united in their isolation.
Nicely seen, Wolfgang ~