Stills V3

January 26, 2012


Filed under: John Ellis — zavaell @ 07:53

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  1. Why is that guy taking my picture?
    Your interruption of their conversation/interaction is very apparent from her eye contact.
    Lots and lots of things can be read into this and I wonder what happened next, did you have another frame?

    Comment by Rex — January 27, 2012 @ 18:36

  2. No – no more frames after, but one before. It’s taken slightly further away than I would have liked, approaching from the left of this shot. I wouldn’t have taken more before this moment because his back was to me and she was obscured. What one sees in the earlier shot is that his left arm is totally covered in tattoos and that the grip on the wrist is not as playful as it appears here. I took at this point as it was unlikely I would get a shot any further on because he would not have been amused. I didn’t look back so you will have to continue wondering!

    Comment by zavaell — January 28, 2012 @ 07:35

  3. Actually, I didn’t think the grip on the wrist appeared at all playful. One of life’s less savoury moments was my impressoin, and in other (hopefully) circumstnaces the picture could be part of a body of evidence. She doesn’t look espcially pleased to have been pictured either.

    A courageous exposure! Not for the wall perhaps, but only because it would be discomfiting in the living room.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — January 28, 2012 @ 08:30

  4. Honestly, I would not feel comfortable at all if I had to take this picture. I can imagine that you walked away without looking back.

    Comment by Cem — January 28, 2012 @ 19:18

  5. You know, this is a compelling picture. It is so rich. The cigarette, the lighter on the bench and the window, which leads to an easy assumption that it is a pub even though there’s no evidence of acohol in the frame. All of these combine with the main action, and feed from it, to leave the impression of an unsavoury moment caught by the photographer.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — February 7, 2012 @ 01:17

  6. great capture of life, my heart would have been racing after this point. Inspirational work.

    Comment by rhoehne — February 13, 2012 @ 10:57

  7. No, not playful. I can’t even imagine having the nerve to photograph this scene, but wish I could. Very powerful moment and leaves me anxious to know what was happening and imagining possible stories and outcomes. The strong graphics on her dress take it up even another notch. Exceptional.

    Comment by Christina — February 16, 2012 @ 04:34

  8. No I didn’t think that grip looked playful either, a very brave shot from you John.

    Comment by cgcooke — March 12, 2012 @ 22:38

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