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I forgot to write anything to go with this shot before I went away, and don't really have the time now, so I might update this entry when I get home later today or over the weekend.

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Canon G5
4.42pm on 13/6/04
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4x3 + people
comment by stockholmlabs at 05:46 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2004

chillin' urban style

comment by lynn at 06:34 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2004

there's such a story here: three distinctive characters ( and no two focussed on each other), curious stances, comfortable dreariness, weeds and makeshift curtains..(and doesn't he TRIP in those trousers?) :-)
thank you; i love wondering.

comment by Joseph Holmes at 07:08 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2004

Dave -- it's really a delight to see a people/street photo from you! I hope we see more. This one has all the fascination of good street photography, especially the intrigue of trying to read the relationships from the postures and expressions.

comment by ian at 07:45 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2004

i like this shot a lot, dave. i hope that's some grilling i see going on in the background.

comment by Tom B at 10:21 PM (GMT) on 18 June, 2004

I really like it. The photo really draws in the viewer to ask the questions: Who are these people and what is the conversation about. You do seem to have a view of capturing the emotion of people.

comment by Raj at 02:18 AM (GMT) on 19 June, 2004

I see a fourth person in this pic. Is there really someone behind those bushes, near the window with no curtains on it?

comment by Jinky at 03:54 AM (GMT) on 19 June, 2004

I think this is your best one yet! Well done.

comment by Tudy at 05:53 AM (GMT) on 19 June, 2004

Its gotta be a poster for a new reality show. I love it.

comment by amanda at 06:53 AM (GMT) on 19 June, 2004

Yes, this is really striking.
Its great to see people shots from you, Dave.
Do they walk through that grass to get there?!

comment by richard at 07:37 AM (GMT) on 19 June, 2004

very very good

comment by ODILIA LIUZZI at 11:11 AM (GMT) on 19 June, 2004

you are great..all your art is great!!
i like your colour..
there's a coloured soul inside you..

here i am..

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comment by Peace at 04:01 PM (GMT) on 19 June, 2004

wow! your pictures are so beautiful! excellent!

comment by JR at 05:22 PM (GMT) on 19 June, 2004

Your best one yet! (IMHO of course).

comment by djn1 at 07:36 PM (GMT) on 19 June, 2004


This shot got a much better reception that I expected. I thought it was ok, but I really didn't think it was at all wonderful. Oddly, given that I can produce what I think are good portraits of my family, I find it really difficult to photograph people I don't know. Or, rather, I can photograph them, but have little idea as to whether the shot is any good or not. It's probably something I should practice.

comment by tiffany at 08:59 AM (GMT) on 20 June, 2004

Gorgeous colors and lighting in this. It should be an ad for something very hip. Like beer or cool shoes or jeans or... ooh! I know! Cell phone service. LOL

comment by forrest at 01:13 PM (GMT) on 20 June, 2004

I really love this image. I find the way that you capture the image is amazing. The subject is kind of rough and unglamorous but the way that you get the wonderful lighting, textures and lighting creates a sort of hip and glamorous feel to it. Wonderful and really inspiring. :)

comment by forrest at 01:15 PM (GMT) on 20 June, 2004

sorry... I meant to say:

...wonderful lighting, textures and colors...


Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us all.

comment by Bob at 07:28 PM (GMT) on 20 June, 2004

Dave -- I have to say this is one of my favs, too ... reminds me of my visits to Cheltenham (sorry for the mis-spelling) -- and other small English towns... I like this image because it's as if you just stumbled by -- and they were so deep in conversation that they didn't notice.... I really like it... great job...

comment by Christophe from France at 08:54 PM (GMT) on 21 June, 2004

C'est génial ! une de ces photos qui rendent le vie plus belle.

Un modèle de composition.

Merci d'illuminer ma journée.

comment by Emily at 04:40 AM (GMT) on 22 June, 2004

i love this shot!
seems like a very illustrious bunch of people. and the colours esp are lovely.

comment by Russ at 10:37 PM (GMT) on 22 June, 2004

Mmm, sweet "family portrait"! Have you ever seen Tina Barney's work? This shot is very reminicent of her style, although I believe there is a fair amount of contrivance in the posing of her subjects.