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"don't lose your head..."

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 13 November 2012 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/52 second F/1.8 ISO 3200 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...

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Twilight Zone material here. The shadow made off with his head. Cool!

13 Nov 2012 6:23am

@Steve Rice: Just loved the TV series... how time flies!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Find me in the shadow, la la la la .....

13 Nov 2012 6:54am

@Gérard Beullac: :-)))

k@ from Paris, France

Oh Hugo, this is so witty ! Our mind is so much full and deep in the dark of our being, indeed - and that striped pull-over liberating till the shoulders the whole head draws like a stylized ribcage, it's "fantastic" (all the meanings available) ! The low light and terrific mono along with the fists & body language (ready to... whatever you want to imagine) work here for masterfully hot-shot. Did i say that i loved this impressive framing & sensation ? ;) Brava, as would say our dear Sharon* and have a superb week.

13 Nov 2012 7:07am

@k@: So very often, the way you read into the image makes me like it even more! Thank you so much!:-)

Helodie from AVRANCHES, France

great framing ! Beautiful result.

13 Nov 2012 7:48am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Scary !!!!

13 Nov 2012 8:10am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is a person used to handling wheelbarrows. I just know these things.

13 Nov 2012 9:02am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

so original and funny, Hugo !!

13 Nov 2012 9:30am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Must still be in place I see it's shadow:)

13 Nov 2012 9:36am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looking at the fashion sense this is obviously a Frenchman in Hong Kong, they have much experience in losing their heads - just ask Madame Le Guillotine!

13 Nov 2012 10:02am

@Curly: Frenchman? I'll tell my son! Thanks Curly!:-)

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Fortunately, the shadow earns his head!

13 Nov 2012 10:39am

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Mysterious and excellent, in a deep and very achieved B and W.
Reminds me of the movie "Doctor T's 5 000 fingers" or "The Boy with Green Hair".

13 Nov 2012 11:02am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent composition! The shadow of the man without head .... This photo would make a beautiful cover for a thriller!:) Have a nice week Hugo!

13 Nov 2012 12:12pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

You've made what is considered a 'novice mistake' a work of art :-)
Love your creative eye!

13 Nov 2012 1:53pm

@Ian Smith: Just hope I could keep making such 'novice mistakes'!:-) Thank you my friend!

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

So imaginative and funny!

13 Nov 2012 1:54pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Certainly unexpected ; ] best…jf

13 Nov 2012 2:59pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Well done Hugo !

13 Nov 2012 4:05pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Oh my friend, this doesn't look like yours -;) just kidding..i super love this image, strong pattern with always superb great presentation of lights and b&w !

14 Nov 2012 2:01am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Ha ha...well observed & superbly composed to turn an ordinary subject into an extra-ordinary picture! Just what one expects of you dear Hugo!

14 Nov 2012 5:26am

k@ from Paris, France

Well deserved Spotlight that offers a Head again ;)))

14 Nov 2012 7:38pm

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Congrats on this deserved spot !

14 Nov 2012 7:49pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT

14 Nov 2012 8:23pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

14 Nov 2012 8:57pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . oh, and how lovely to see this shot in the Spotlight, too ! Congrats, Hugo.

14 Nov 2012 9:10pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Your "headless" is always on my mind!:-)

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Congratulations on this well deserved Spotlight!!!

14 Nov 2012 9:56pm

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

I love this shot !!!! GREAT GREAT GREAT CATCH !!!!

14 Nov 2012 10:42pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Congratulations on the spotlight! Excellent effect!

14 Nov 2012 10:59pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Oh,yesss, Hugo !

15 Nov 2012 1:39am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

15 Nov 2012 4:02am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


15 Nov 2012 4:18am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Congrats on your Spotlight, Hugo. Superb graphic - love it!

15 Nov 2012 6:09am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight

15 Nov 2012 7:25am

BlindPoet from Whangarei, New Zealand


15 Nov 2012 12:11pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

This is from "men without head " serie?

15 Nov 2012 3:46pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Clever and creative framing ,I like it

15 Nov 2012 3:47pm

Morris Taub from Montpellier, France

nice work Hugo, I like your title, idea...sweet composition, graphic stripes, kinda french marine shirt stuff...wonderful b&w tone...I will try and heed your advice, keep my head with me at all times, but you never know...

15 Nov 2012 4:44pm

Damien from Plérin, France

Don't lose your head
Don't lose your head,
No don't lose your head,
Don't lose your head,
Hear what i say. (...).

And the Kurgan says in the film : it's better to burn out than to fade away.

Great shot

15 Nov 2012 8:56pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Thank you my friend & a big congrats to you too)

16 Nov 2012 3:01am

shooter from United Kingdom

Brilliant I love this.

16 Nov 2012 7:05pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Très créatif, bravo pour le Spotlight!

16 Nov 2012 8:05pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

That is awesome, Hugo! What a strong visual effect! I can see that your image was awarded the spotlight. Absolutely deserved. Always a pleasure to admire your work.

16 Nov 2012 11:18pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Funny one !

17 Nov 2012 11:20am

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellent !

17 Nov 2012 12:37pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Artistic!! Very nice.

17 Nov 2012 5:14pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Creative & grapgic.... bravo for the spotlight ! :-)

18 Nov 2012 8:43am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

An amazing sense of mystery rendered with this headless striped torso at night on the beach, yet the contrasting shadow giving a full sense of what the person could be... brilliant and atmospheric image Hugo!

19 Nov 2012 11:36am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent. i love the simplicity and the drama of light and shadow

19 Nov 2012 10:52pm

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1/52 second
ISO 3200
53 mm (35mm equiv.)