“Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph” – Andre Kertesz
loved that look 🙂
What is it that gives someone so young so much behind those eyes.
Unfortunately I think a lot of it is due to the hard life they have to live.
I hope you are wrong.
Wary, knowing doesn’t even begin to describe them…good shot.
Thank you for the kind words!
You’re very welcome!
Powerful image here, Mark, they’re definitely looking at you suspiciously I think. By the way, thanks for liking some recent post of mine, “Lake Champlain” and “Large Format Film”. We love our B&W, don’t we? Take care!
It’s a hard life for these girls that’s for sure. I love the B&W but try to mix it up otherwise I find myself wanting to do everything B&W. All the best Laurie
Thank you Luis. Very nice of you to check out my other posts too.
Thanks for checking mine. Good portraits btw
🙂 Fabulous portraits 🙂 It saddens me to see a look like this in a child’s eyes – know it all look…
Your generosity is really appreciated Paula :). Every time I look at this photo I’m saddened as much as the first time I saw them on this day.
So many wonderful photographs at your site. Your compositions are clever with a very engaging sense of simplicity. Love the feeling of hopefulness that many of these images convey (including this one!)
Hi John, thank you so much for you comments/thoughts/observations and for taking the time to look around at some of my other work. I think you showcase some fabulous work on your blog and will look for more. Cheers
A lovely photo, and a stranger in your collection. While most of your photos are great black and whites, these one is perfect in colour. You saw that very well!
Hi Tieme. I do prefer B&W but im going to try and post some more in colour. As a matter of fact i posted a colour portrait earlier today. I would like to branch out a little this year but in the end street phoography is what i love. These girls really broke my heart when i came across them. Have a great day
I think this photo is better colour than black and white. Shooting colour or b&w shouldn’t necessarily be a goal, but should fit the photo.
But in the end, it’s all about what you enjoy most, not what others like 😉
the contrast of patina with such young kids is striking, added in with the depths of their eyes. they know too much… powerful expression.
I’m so glad you came to this one. It’s one of my favourites but it’s an older one so doesn’t get as much notice as most don’t take the time to scroll back to older photos but you have so thank you so much. I just love your thoughts, they do know too much or should I say have experienced too much at their age. Have a great day.
this is a hauntingly sad shot, capturing the despair and lack that these two endure. the photo touches my heart, because it transcends being just a photograph, it conveys the essence and spirit of the two children at that moment in time.
Wow, your observation is just amazing. I feel saddened every time I look at this photo. I also wonder what they may be doing right now and hope life has been kind to them? Thank you so much for all your likes and this very in depth observation.
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