Downtown Mental Health
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This patient pleaded & pleaded for me to photograph him. I tried to tell him I was out of film. He argued that everyone shoots digital. |
I showed him that indeed I was shooting film. He pleaded again. So I obliged him.
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- [2012-09-26 2:08]
The b/w is really good. Also love the slight grainy on it. Just wish he was standing to cover those people on the back :)
A great documentary shot, Don Michael. You were lucky to have such a willing model. Good timing and composition + appropriate (shallow) depth of field, making the people in the background just visible enough to add something to the scene without interferring too much (unlike Yan, I think their "visual" presence is not incompatible with the attitude of the man in the foreground - them being visible even "makes sense", in my opinion). The subtle contrasts provide for a rich scale of grey tones.
One to be proud of!
TFS & kind regards,
A great story suporting a good B/W choice,
V cool................ What the heck else can I say!!!! OK - to satisfy critique criteria I like the shallow DOF, precise focus on his face and B&W speaks volumes in such 'social documentary photos'.
Film still rules, and I still shoot some myself on a cheap, mechanical SLR.
Good luck with your career change BTW - sorry I didn't reply to your e-mail but I was in the middle of a course myself. Now flying the 380. What a beast!