Monday, November 16, 2009

Hard Times

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31 comments:

~Cheryl said...

Wow. This is packed with emotion!

Carolyn Ford said...

The black and white really adds to the darkness of the emotion...

Aileni said...

Oozes boredom.

Olivier said...

SUPERBE, on dirait cette photo sorti d'un vieux film muet, j'adore

Anya said...

UNIQUE shot from a hard time :-)
He is looking sooo sad ....

Cezar and Léia said...

it's a perfect post card, very artistic!
I must say James, you did a great job with photography!
Wonderful post!
Léia

ER said...

Brother, can ye spare a dime? Probably not the case but the style of clothes, the body language...your wonderful photography...very evocative, James.

Martha in PA said...

Outstanding. One of your best!

Thérèse said...

Ooooh, I like that!

mbkatc230 said...

I love this. It tells such a story, and the story is probably different to each one of us based on our life experience. Such a dapper man. Really great, evocative shot James. Kathy

Owen said...

One can almost wonder if you went back to the Great Depression to catch this... or with 10% unemployment, are we in another great depression?

B SQUARED said...

Looks strangely like what was, is again.

michael bird said...

Very cool. It really is a manikin, right? Very clever on store owner's part as well as yours.

Malyss said...

Sad, but beautyful picture!
the way the man is dressed, a little out of time, makes the scene looks like a 50 or 60ies one..

chrome3d said...

He has so cool and clean clothes, which is a nice contrast to the surroundings. He must be a jazz man.

Lois said...

This is a beautiful picture James and says so much about what is happening to many people in these difficult economic times.

Thom said...

He looks deep in thought to me about why the store is closed :) Well done

cieldequimper said...

1929 or 2009?
Remarkable shot.

Asta said...

Hi James,

Wow! Great composition!

Best regards
Asta

ruma2008 said...

He does a proper appearance.

A difference with the expression stirs my imagination.

It is a very wonderful work.

Carol said...

Another great B&W shot....captivating...

Sunny said...

A great shot for black and white. He's all dressed up with no place to go.
Sunny :)

katney said...

It really could have been taken in the 30s.

James, stop on over to Katney's Kaboodle where there is a surprise for you.

Kine said...

It looks like a old photo.. I like it!

I also want to follow you further:)

Cheryl said...

Very intriguing!

Pam said...

This photo looks like it was taken in the 40's. Its fantastic, James.

Patricia said...

Oh what a wonderful photo - there is just something about black and white. Great !!!

kden said...

Another wonderful shot from you. Very emotional.

awarewriter said...

Neat shot James. It's all about the human condition. Ever see the Family of Man book? Great collection of photographs that explore the human condition.

Pacey said...

I missed this post, he's quite contemplative.

ElinSire said...

I like this shot! A very strong picture.