Photographer's Note

Noun--Disdain (dis'dayn)
1. Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
2. A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

Verb--Disdain (dis'dayn)
1. Look down on with disdain
2. Reject with contempt

Which was exactly what I felt coming from these gentleman when I took this photo. Though a moment later the man on the right hand side smiled at me and we exchanged greetings. Then I moved on.

I shot this off the hip, and I don't think they even knew they were photographed. Something that works well in most candid situations as I doubt I would have been able to capture such a moment if I tried to shoot this in any other way.

I think the cockeyed look of the photo adds to the overall feeling of the photograph and adds to the intense feeling I got when I shot this.

Post image processing was rather straight forward. Using the monochrome radio button in the channel mixer in Photoshop, simply playing with the sliders to get it to look right, then used the unsharp mask a tad and this is the result. I don't even think I cropped, if I did, it was minor.

Jim Mountford

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