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solitude... the last seat of the tram (I)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 12 December 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I've always been drawn to lonely people on a tram... and don't know why, they seem to like this last seat most.

Queensway, Hong Kong

Solitude is a state of seclusion or isolation, lack of contact with people or love, yet I must confess that this is exactly what I indulge myself so frequently. Solitude is specially beautiful when it turns misery and banality into a sentimental poem... (My solitude album: http://www.pbase.com/hpicckcy/the_solitude_album)

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd 1/75 second F/3.3 ISO 200 7 mm

I do not regard myself as a photographer. I'm an ordinary man but extraordinarily obsessed with capturing all the memorable scenes that I encounter in my everyday life. It's like an excited traveller craving to record his memorable journey in a memorable way, but in my case, it's the journey of my life ... If I can record my encounters in such a way that they leave an image on the mind of myself and other viewers, it's a tremendous joy and some accomplishment...
In terms of photography, I'm trying to preserve the moments as my eyes see "something" and my heart feels it too. As such, I seldom feel interested in planned, arranged or manipulated photographs...

k@ from Paris, France

I like the subject, the framing, the air on the face of that teenager, and above all his long arm and hand in which all his solitude seems wrapped...

12 Dec 2008 8:58am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good and poetic image and words. Hugo.
Solitude is hard for many people and, however, is a need for everybody to be alone some times to refind oneself.
I like to be alone too. And. as you say, the banality and also the horror in this world exiges sometimes to put oneself apart to come bak reinforced.

12 Dec 2008 12:38pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Beautiful photo Hugo with lovely colours and tones as well as the mood it evokes so well.

12 Dec 2008 1:08pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I love this one Hugo...the quiet moment, the solitude. It's really an intimate image, this young man, lost in thought and dream.

12 Dec 2008 1:33pm

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Very beautiful portrait with much of sensitivity. Lovely shot, I like.

12 Dec 2008 2:35pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Excellent capture! I love the mood of this shot and the expression of the boy.

12 Dec 2008 2:37pm

Eleftheria! from Athens, Greece

He looks so sad...

12 Dec 2008 2:41pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

i would have thought...bored : ] best...jerry

12 Dec 2008 3:15pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

The lighting here is absolutely perfect, Hugo, for achieving a lush visual that supports your narrative. Nicely done.

12 Dec 2008 3:31pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great capture, shows the lman being bored and alone..

12 Dec 2008 4:44pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

very beautiful capture ! framing and light... feeling of solitude. I like the mood here !

12 Dec 2008 10:15pm

gavin hart from Gold Coast, Australia

Very beautiful portrait Hugo. I like it a lot. The subtle window light is modeling his face and form so nicely. Maybe he is a little bored but he appears very relaxed, resulting in a completely natural looking portrait.

13 Dec 2008 1:48am

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

Nice portrait with excellent framing

13 Dec 2008 8:12am

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd
1/75 second
F/3.3
ISO 200
7 mm

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