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fairytale by Batsceba fairytale by Batsceba

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cleaning woman

analogic + scanwise

Olympus OM2
Zuiko 35-80mm/2.8

Ilford HP5 Plus
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fairytale by *Batsceba The powerful composition enhances the contrast between the woman and the reality inside the place, and the ones outside it. Suggestive image capable of conveying a story. ( Suggested by Ikarisou and Featured by myraincheck )
The use of light, midtones and blacks, their perfect balance gives the silhouette a deepness tnat kind of deliver her from her social position she's also symbolically showing. Few objects dominate the environment leaving the gave an apparent freedom to wander, and the photo can be integrated into a great tradition of social consciously portraiture coming from the U.S., a moral and ethics atmosphere so particular you don't find elsewhere in the world. No false morality or ambiguous attempt to distinguish the figure, that is human for what she does thanks also to the perspective putting it directly to the center. I also love, so to end, the use of light as to create a positive/negative space integration.
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damiengorson Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
That is a great shot :)
wwwcine Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
What a light !!
Batsceba Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014   Photographer
Seiglie Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014   Photographer
Lovely scene, the light and perspective adds so much to the dimension and mood. :clap: :worship:
Batsceba Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014   Photographer
:bow: :dance: :huggle:
Markotxe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Bon, je vais l'écrire en français, parce que je ne sais pas trouver mes mots quand l'émotion est forte !

Cette photo est tout simplement magique : cette lumière qui vient du fond et qui crée un contrejour marqué mais doux avec cette personne recourbée sur son travail, la passante qui rend la prise de vue intemporelle, le vide de la pièce qui impose son caractère angoissant, les quelques objets qui renforcent les dimensions du magasin et qui rendent le travail de nettoyage si harassant, les reflets du sol mouillé qui accentuent la salissure des lieux conséquence de la fréquentation antérieure qui n'est plus, les lignes verticales et surannées du mur de droite, le cadre désuet de la vitrine, la lumière blafarde qui baigne l'ensemble qui justifie le chois du noir et blanc, la mise au point parfaite : tout ça en un instantané !!

Bravo, Batsceba :)
Batsceba Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   Photographer
Markotxe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope you understand all what I wrote (I'm sure of it !)
Batsceba Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   Photographer
genau :)
onurrus Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Cant help starşng at this picture everytime I drop by your page! amazing shot!
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