>>> Street Photography eXchange #41 <<<

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: daydreamer
In reply to xtoph, Apr 19, 2013

xtoph wrote:

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The skillfulness of this exposure leads to an esthetic conundrum:  How do I feel about being made to see with this kind of eye?   The highlights on the skin, while not blown, are difficult to look at.  The actual face is obliterated, the pasted ones are real.   The post above the head is also a little off-putting.   The  nearly centered, cruciform geometry of the person/bench/post also objectifies him.   Esthetically interesting, but perhaps a little unsettling.

I applaud you on cutting off the bottom of the feet.   More people should do it.

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