What I love about this is that it shows how people deliberately, literally, turn their back on the homeless. This shows the contrast between the careless, carefree citygoers and those who aren't on the street by choice. And you tell this whole story without showing anyone's face. That's really good.
great shot! i personally can't ignore the homeless, it makes me feel guilty for a long time after i've seen someone on the street. probably because i don't live in a city, where i am there is one woman selling the big issue
la la la la la nothing there..nope...we walk past the homeless one..too busy to worry to busy to care... la la la nope, nothing there....
Noone's there, no one walks by... I don't see them..No not I No one see's that I have needs, I'm hungry ..I ache ..so..my heart bleeds.. Noone's walking past me here They have much money they hold dear.. A penny to spare? no not I... There is noone walking by!
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Love this, very strong. The bright colours and balloons with the way he is lying, it almost looks like he's trying to get away from them. Makes you stop and think about how you will behave the next time you're around someone who is homeless. We pretend we can't see them as if they don't realise.
we have one of those retro shops in leeds, its so expensive though, i guess with the homeless guy that kinda gives a really unfortunate contrast. and like he looks so dull and dreary in comparisn, yet that costa bag seems like the only hope hes got, the only colour in his life. but then the other people have costa coffee cups too. theyre higher than him, facing away. like hes so very inimportant and ignorable. hiding behind their plastic visage of warmth and safety. Totally ignorant
its really sad. id well buy him a cup of tea and leave it him. ive always said id do that.
Indeed, its easy to ignore them, but then again, is there so much we can do? One can't offer his home to every single homeless in town. Some will use the money you give them on drugs & Alcohol (not all of them, but how can you know) and you don't always have the time/money to have a dinner with them, which would probably the best thing one can do to break the hunger a solitude. So what should have those girls done? Just avoid stopping by the window? Don't get me wrong, I do feel concerned about homeless people, but sometimes I just feel powerless to truly help them in anyway, and I'm not sure my good intentions are doing them any good.
Now on the picture itself, I really feel it is better in colour. As Opioid said, it really deepens the contrast between the girls/wall/shop and the homeless. And as was said previously, the framing would have been better to the right, but its still carrying a lot the way it is. Trying to find something that was not mentioned yet, but I don't really see anything to add.
Perhaps it would have been interesting from a different angle. Maybe on their side of the street, with the homeless on the foreground and the girls in the background, viewed from the side. With the focus on the girls, to make the homeless even more "ignored" (but still with a large enough DoF so that the viewer can still see he is a homeless sitting there, even if he is out of focus). It would have made them look at opposite directions, underlining the fundamental opposition of both worlds. But still, I think the window brings more to the picture.
I haven't been on dA long enough to check deviations in almost two weeks. I just looked through about 200 photos and this one, by far, is the most powerful of them all. I love it. It's truly amazing. I hope this image gets seen by many, it deserves wide recognition. Great job, really!
the colors are indeed bright, but i like it for this shot because the homeless man is very much in shades of gray naturally compared tot he building, girls, balloons, etc in the environment. conceptually, color is definitely better for this kind of shot.