Photographs from a small group of islands
Jul 13 2020 6 Comments
7/13/2020 at 12:33 pm
Such a cool shot. The guy looks like an old hippy! 🙂
7/14/2020 at 9:24 am
Cheers. Yes, he does. A very distinctive looking and photogenic man.
7/13/2020 at 5:48 pm
You have caught a real serenity about the guy. I somehow feel a connection between him and the occupants of those tiny cluttered Akihabara electronics stalls; everything to hand, every action practised a hundred thousand time before.
This photograph was made for black and white, from the lines on his face to the lines curving across the glasses on the shelf (why does glass look so good in black and white?).
7/14/2020 at 9:29 am
That part was easy as he was the epitome of calm. A very laid back fella indeed. And yeah, good call on the Akihabara stalls. Similar in so many ways.
To be honest, I hadn’t planned on switching it to black and white, but there was a lot of colour as well as clutter which was just too distracting. It took the attention away from the owner, whereas black and white puts it right on him. Well, him and the glasses!
7/14/2020 at 9:30 pm
I like how that cloak of invisibility (given the correct background) shows up so well in shades of grey and contrasts nicely with the fuzzy bowl to the fore.
7/15/2020 at 11:12 am
Hahah, it does indeed. As if by magic, the shopkeeper bar owner appeared.
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