Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wise Old Man

This is my first portrait made in Singapore’s SMRT.This shot was my luck, and that time I knew I have to be ready for luck, so I saw this wise old man ,sitting alone, looking around innocently, being in a big contrast of old and young generation environment, it seems hard for him to be part of it.Ok,now I want to ask you allWhat do You See, Do You Realize Anything, What do you feel, what do you ‘listen’ when you look at this photograph and why or what is it exactly that makes this photograph looks to be in a sad tone?! Think about it for a moment and let’s discuss it!! Yeah…. ^^


Blogger zcer said...

wow, the old man is strong!

Thu Jan 05, 11:30:00 AM 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really dunno how u take photos of people...without making them offended...and they seem so natural....dats a cool picture...wif a very strong theme...and a very clear view.....i think u will recieve applause anywhere u bring this pic....reall nice 1..

Thu Jan 05, 10:03:00 PM 2006  
Blogger RML said...

Good shot.

As to your questions. I have no definite answer. The man indeed seems to look sad but I often realise that the face can be a difficult thing to judge. Anyway, in this case I keep wondering what the man's face tells us. I haven't figured it out yet.

Shards of Photography

Fri Jan 06, 09:06:00 PM 2006  
Blogger cornpone said...

Outstanding shot. He looks like he could just be REALLY sleepy.

Fri Jan 06, 11:52:00 PM 2006  
Anonymous allan said...

I like the "wise old man" characterization.

In America the wisdom that may be accrued through the years is frequently ignored.

Sun Jan 08, 04:34:00 AM 2006  
Blogger MemeStream said...

He looks alone. His eyes are downcast and his mouth is set as if he feels very "resigned". Great photo.

Mon Jan 09, 10:22:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Miss Jes said...

He just looks sad to me and seems to be in deep thought. Maybe he's reminiscing the good old days when train fares were not so expensive.

I love the picture.

Mon Jan 09, 11:48:00 AM 2006  
Blogger loong said...

yea, great shot.
Maybe the old man don't look old at all.....

Mon Jan 09, 10:41:00 PM 2006  
Blogger wong said...


From the face expression I see are lonely, having a sad story behide the family, hoping something miracle happen.

From the colour you adjust I see, eldest.

Good picture!

Mon Jan 09, 11:49:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Rob Miller said...

Very deep and strong photograph. Good shot man. I've always been a fan of black and white photographs it seems to capture the essence of the image being captured. Keep up the good work and thanks for checking out my blog.

Wed Jan 11, 05:05:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Brian Parker said...

That is a great picture. I wish that I could recognize moments like that. I am just not artistic at all. I guess it is because I am a programmer and just do not think like you. Anyway big ups to you. I am jealous.

Thu Jan 12, 10:16:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Lim Hong said...

I think everyone should be able to feel the "SADNESS", as described by the blogger, when you pay attention at the empty seats and the reflection on the window. There were people who rather stand all the way to their destination than sitting beside that old man. Perhaps, they perceived that an old man who dressed like him should come from a shabby shared flat unit and afraid that they might catch a deadly germ from him...perhaps.

Thu Feb 15, 05:22:00 AM 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pondering the past living in the future what has happened to this world we live in now

Sat Apr 07, 05:29:00 PM 2007  

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