His body language appears to be saying he wishes his path was a little better lighted and a little more populated. The two short traffic pillars also give it the eerie illusion that his is walking through an urban cemetery....
(maybe its the camera man in the shadows he is reacting to?) - Nicely seen!
You are right, Paul, he looks hesitant to enter the shadow! An urban cemetery? Interesting idea. I think that in the old part of the city like this one, I am sure we could find 10 old cemeteries. I don't think he had seen me yet, or at least I couldn't notice any fear on his face
... into the dark. Last chance for this guy to turn around and stick to the brighter things in life. But I bet he didn't. So he disappeared, nameless, unprepared - and your shot remains the only memory of him.
Beautiful contrasts. And a nice capture of this solo performance.
Hi Bruno. You have been away for some time, haven't you (plus the time I reach your comments in my stack!)? I did a day business trip to your city by the way... but it was foggy, didn't see anything of this nice place.
No he didn't... on the other side, objects are brighter than they appear on the film if I may use that expression, I was just playing with pushing a bit the film, that works great for contrasty images.
I haven't really been away, it's just that I hit the times again when I'm deeply dissatisfied, disgusted and depressed about my own works. I can't believe how crappy all of it seems to be. Seriously. I'm really shaken at times. I've got loads of shots I worked on, and I just can't comprehend why they seem so shitty. This happens every now and then, and it will pass, but I've got to wait it out. The good side of the coin: I invested more time in music, which means that I'm advancing, at least technically. The artistic side has often to take a backseat because (once again) the technical stuff involved in recording (computers, microphones, mixing desk, some virtual instruments operated via keyboard and so on) demand so much attention that when I hit the "Record" button, I'm nearly deflated (in an artistic sense only, luckily ) and very little inspiration survives.
Too bad that the weather has been nasty when you were here. It can't be loads of fun when it's foggy all around. Still, if you come this way again, let me know beforehand. I case your schedule would allow it, we would be pleased to meet you for a nice meal and a glass of wine. Not that I think we can compete with what Lyon has to offer when it comes to sophisticated cooking, but something acceptable should be possible.
And pushing that film really paid off, the contrasts are something to behold.
I have that feeling sometimes too, and no image will survive that mood. Last week, I had to force myself in shooting differently, rather than doing the same and being dissatisfied - which led to my "Warning" image rather than over and over streets scenes where there is not much happening.
I hope that I'll go back to Zurich... I may in fact, I'll see.
Should you be back in Zurich and have enough time at hand for dinner without getting into stress, please let me know. We live only about 10 minutes by train outside the city, by the lakeside. So any meeting could be arranged without wasting time on endless journeys. Only recently, we discovered the Restaurant „Ile de Provence“ just nearby, which, to our taste buds, runs a very convincing kitchen. It's located directly by the water, which is of course a bonus; as the lake looks very pretty at nightime too with all the town lightings mirrored in the water.