The Hat Seller

didierv / © Didier Vanderperre - 11/01/2009 01:38:06 project: New York \ America \ United States \ New York
I made this night shot on West 42nd Street, near Time Square. This was a cold winter night right before a snow storm. The lost look on the girl face among all the chaos of the city is intriguing to me.

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11/01/2009 19:55    from : bombilla
I like this photo, Didier.  And as a New Yorker, I have the authority . . . ;PP  But seriously, I think you captured a strong sense of the vendor's weariness.  Caught between her merchandise and the endless flow of traffic, she is just a frail, alienated figure.  It's a good street portrait for that reason.  I agree that the B&W conversion seems not quite there.  And perhaps, as someone mentioned, you might consider a recrop to lose those blown out highlights at the very top of the frame.  (Though to do that and keep the 4x6 ratio, you'd have to lose some of the car's wheel, which would be a shame.)  I'm with this one, though.  Best, -h.

11/01/2009 19:28    from : prantik
can't put my finger on it, but something does not feel right.
you have much better pictures.

11/01/2009 15:04    from : fixed
Love the idea to be lost in the urban jungle. Love her expression. Ok the b&w seems grey and can be better ... welcome Didier.

11/01/2009 12:05    from : galeota
Hello Didier, I have to agree with Simon. This one is not on par with the previous photographs posted in your project. Rather unbalanced composition and, to add a new "flaw" (as far as I'm concerned) to those mentioned by Fly, the overexposed lights on top of the frame are way to disturbing and unaesthetic. Cheers. gal

11/01/2009 11:37    from : flydragon
I am not a fan of this one , I think that the composition is too much tightened, and the black and white a bit to much grey.

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