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It's easy to ignore the homeless.
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Check out Linh Dinh![link]
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M4IAN Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
At lest they can give him a sandwich.
Whats with the shopping bag right next to him?
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TheArtistAsian Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's kind of sad...
Great photo contrasting the have and have nots. I wouldn't have that much confidence to take a picture like that in Boston...
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theheek Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
until u get evicted and come inches from being there yourself
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LissiKete Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Filmographer
It is quite sad photo
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SectionA Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009   Filmographer
Very good work, the photo definately says what you put in the artist comments on its own.
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Photograficzny Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
too easy:/
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river-willow Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
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
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poisonkandie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
Of all the pictures I've seen so far of yours and favorited, this one made my heart hurt.

Movieng and so true.

I dont have a fancy long explination of why I find this to be so moveing, but know that you gave me a nice splash of cold water in the face about the world.

(thats a good thing)
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Thanks for your comment. I'm glad this piece is meaningful and touching.. it's why I love to take pictures..

:)
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shell4art Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Photographer
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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!


:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
I wanted to give this to you, to thank you,to share with you, to hug you. You amaze me and inspire.
Blessings
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Thank you for your appreciation :)
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pagan-wolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
This makes me sad...
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Whoa. This is a really powerful shot.
You have a fantastic eye
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
Thank you.. :)
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Lady-Draco Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
wow, that is such a powerful image...
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Said-we-were-fine Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
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.

:+favlove:
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NozMcGoo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Student General Artist
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.

lovely image, such strong emotions in it
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tanya-n Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Many thanks for your comment.
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Kitty-fist Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
This is a wonderful photo, very emotional.

I'm doing a report on the homeless, I was wondering if I could use this image in the report.
thanks. :]
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silenceispain Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
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.

All in all, nice pic! Worth a fav!
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smile-beautiful89 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
great great shot
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SteliosKa Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
great shot, great colour combination.
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
:)
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007   Interface Designer
its even easier to exploit them for your 'artistic ends'.
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
Is that necessarily a bad thing?
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007   Interface Designer
I feel it is.
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pakhan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
great shot, the van in the reflection is a little distracting and I think framing the chap towards the edge would have strengthened it but those are minor points really!
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
Thanks for your comment :)
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Miss--Dee Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
i like the idea of the pic more than the pic itself...it's amazing
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
:) Thanks
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alessandrociccarelli Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
I like a lot colors, composition, meaning... and also the girl in bluejeans ;P

A.
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
Even though you can't see her face? =P
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alessandrociccarelli Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
umm... I attention was focused to something else ;P

A.
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:icontanya-n:
tanya-n Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
I should have known - dirty boy!
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alessandrociccarelli Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
;P

A.
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Serpents-and-Daggers Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007   Photographer
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!
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
Thanks a lot for your kind words - I appreciate that :)
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vitto Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
sad yet great capture :D :( sigh...
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twilightxmoon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
i like this the color is very nice and sad
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
:)
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Siusam Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
Great Shot :clap: :)
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opioid Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
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. :)
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
I'm glad you agree! Thank you :)
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straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional Photographer
Especially when you have a big bright red balloon..

I really like this shot, and i love your style.

to be honest, your work somewhat inspired mine :)
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
Aw that means a lot - thanks for your kind words. I'm glad I inspire someone!
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straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional Photographer
your welcome :D

and for sure you do :hug:
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greylagoon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
and at the begining, it's usualy easy to not become a homeless!
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:icontanya-n:
tanya-n Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
Depends on the circumstances :)
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