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"don't turn away from me..."

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 3 November 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

"I'm blue..."

IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix S5Pro 1/60 second F/3.2 ISO 800 53 mm (35mm equiv.)

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...

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Oh, the drama in this shot. This could be a Twilight Zone episode, one in which the store mannequins and billboards come to life when the rest of us sleep. This shot is emotive.

3 Nov 2009 5:31am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great shot, great composition. The interaction between the model and the reflection creates a virtual story, as bluechameleon says. Fantastic, my friend!

3 Nov 2009 7:06am

k@ from Paris, France

Another splendor ! The hint of blue over the woman, the way they don't look at each other make them so human. Your light is stunning and your B&W so elegant. Seems you enjoy "our" new lens ;) Bravo, Hugo - this is a delight to admire ~ 

3 Nov 2009 8:12am

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Very clever title that really makes this shot work as it brings the two characters to life, and creates an imaginary "relationship" between them. Wonderful and inspiring work Hugo.

3 Nov 2009 8:58am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! very powerful image ! he seems to be so alive, waiting for someone or a train ! a great story with the reflection of the woman in blue ! very stylish !

3 Nov 2009 10:48am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Superb. The composition, the light and shadows, the blue reflection, create a mood, a suggestion.

3 Nov 2009 11:15am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Excellent composition and use of selective colour.

3 Nov 2009 1:45pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Brilliant shot . A model almost look like a real man . And I love that light blue appearance of the woman on the left side :))

3 Nov 2009 2:04pm

mo.langel from Switzerland

Wow! Excellent composition! Great shot! I love the title and the little story in image! Bravo Hugo!:)

3 Nov 2009 2:51pm

Jean Jacques from France

L'habit ne fait pas lemoine!
Bonjour de France,

3 Nov 2009 2:57pm

Em!ly Ng from Residing in: Adelaide, Australia | Home:, Singapore

brilliant lighting, noticed by you =)
i think he just left her for the other manikin. I guess they were never in the same world.

3 Nov 2009 3:26pm

Cricket-TammyWarren from somewhere, United States

Very GOOD eye. I love how you have captured the reflection of color on the wall!!!! Love it.

3 Nov 2009 3:30pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

My favorite shot for today !!!
Hugo... you're just a genius !!! Waouh !!!!

3 Nov 2009 3:43pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Now I have acquired my look for the season. Did they have anything in bib overalls? best...jerry

3 Nov 2009 3:57pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

faaabulous shot and drama (i agree with BC!!) beautifully found and presneted Hugo!! faaabulous!

3 Nov 2009 4:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Brilliant! This is a stunning image so carefully crafted. Wonderful work.

3 Nov 2009 5:29pm

Michael from Shell village, United Kingdom

An image that speaks for itself, it's so life like as if there is an ongoing dialogue behind the glass. Superb frame.

3 Nov 2009 11:33pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Intense - surreal - and magnificent in monochrome. A most intriguing and engaging image, Hugo. And again, very different from most of your work.

3 Nov 2009 11:51pm

Naveen Bachwani from Mumbai (Bombay), India

What a shot, Hugo! You've got class.

4 Nov 2009 5:26am

Sarosh Hamdam from Kabul, Afghanistan

you have given life to these statues

4 Nov 2009 9:38am

Paul from London, United Kingdom

Great shot. I too have been interested in shop window displays for some time. It's something about their 'arrangedness'. Sometimes a window seems to have even more life the designer of the arrangement imagined.

4 Nov 2009 11:16am

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

This is beautiful! Love the drama between the woman i blue reflected on the wall and the man looking away. They look so alive!

4 Nov 2009 11:33pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Well spotted, lovely processing and light

5 Nov 2009 10:18am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Had to come back and tell you, i love it, super shot

5 Nov 2009 10:20am

JamesC from portland, United States

like a novel! outstanding in many ways.

10 Nov 2009 4:51am

1/60 second
ISO 800
53 mm (35mm equiv.)