And the Band Plays On

Darren M / © Darren Melrose - 12/01/2008 18:20:45 project: Is it a protest if noone comes \ Asia \ Taiwan \ T'ai-pei Shih
Even if noone is listening, some people want to make themselves heard.  Sometimes they use a plastic water jug and a stick to help save their voices as this guy here does on the eve before the penultimate day.

I guess another difficulty in presenting a project or series is how to go forth when it appears you have lost the interest of your audience. I have a feeling Mark and I are experiencing the same set of feelings.
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15/01/2008 05:20    from : prezntime

I'll contrast with Rafals view here...if you feel as though you're bored (my word) with the series, end your selections and see if you are telling the story you had in mind. Now, my first posts are not a proper story, so I won't use miy current output as an example. What I do feel is, the photographer is as important as that being photographed. Your mindset and your intentions are key. Forget the audience...they don't matter. If people get it, they get it...if they don't, you choose whether their dissention is relevant.Stay focused though, just like a book that can become too wordy, a photostory can drown in the accumulating photographs. Always go back and look at the whole to see where you are going.

I'm not so convinced about this shot...It's nice, but the look on the mans face is a little unnerving, not in a good way. It's like that candid photo of a drunk uncle at the family reunion..."oh, it's him again". I'm not sure I feel that this has anything to do with your stated theme except what you have told us about the shot...the photo doesn't speak the relevance on its own.
Good colors and processing, I just think it's out of place here.

13/01/2008 12:43    from : jinju

Shake off that feeling NOW, Darren. I speak from experience. I messed up on my TKD project by cutting it short whe it was designed to go to 20. Why? Same as you, I felt I lost the audience and I regret it now. Finish how you meant to finish, thats my advice.

As far as this shot, I like it, although I dont love it. Its a bit simple. Technically its very good but I sort of wish there was more to the action. Often its simple little details off to the side that make a shot in my eyes.

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