Pseudo-Afar v 2.0 :)
|Copyright: Maciej Pilniewicz (pilnik)
|Date Taken: 2005|
|Categories: Daily Life|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-02-11 17:22|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The photo was taken in high noon, when very bright sun shined(well, as always there). I got big problem to do something with large contrast.I've already put it on TL, but I tried to recover it's quality and just played with PS.|
Here's old note:
"I called him pseudo, because he both didn't look and behave like a typical Afar :)
Afars are always armed, they have knifes or shotguns and try to look dangerously. This one had only a stick in his hand and was very friendly. We had a three hour chat with him. Unfortunatelly he spoke only in his language, so I don't know what he was talking about... :D"
...and there's old photo.
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A very interesting photo. I think the lights actually help emphasize his caution, or distance, or uncertainty about what's happening. Fascinating. Not easy to view it at length because there is a degree of... what is it? apprehension? something unexpected might happen? Not a robust face, yet very strong features, a personality both representative of his culture and individual enough to be impossible to see as 'just another tribesman'. I certainly feel like he keeps his eyes on me. His mind was probably racing to come up with some sort of a theory as to what you were doing and for what end. The scene that comes to mind is when in Cien An~os de Soledad the Gypsies bring ICE to Macondo. Noone has ever seen it. This guy is seeing something he has never seen. Despite the high contrast, fantastic detail. Good note.
- [2006-02-13 3:52]
good high key portrait and well composed, still hold detail well in the skin and hair, points later