How do you feel about these..?

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  1. RowmyF

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    Hey guys - so these pictures I took of my sister's friend...I went to NY for a visit and it's a far cry from Miami..it's not easy to find a beautiful, clean, green, area there to do a shoot...Yes, NY is beautiful in it's own right...but the area I was in - forget about it. So I walked through some back alleys and found an abandoned garage which looked just as you see it..we didn't touch a thing...

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    Tell us what you trying to convey with these photos. All I see is a model in a garbage heap.

    Love & Bass
     
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    i keep looking for a rat to be hidden somewhere in the photo. :scratch:
     
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    My cousin (also a photographer) saw these and didn't quite "get them" either...

    There was no message I was trying to convey with these..just having a little fun..I was going for the urban look...
     
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    i keep coming back to these and i think for me what is not working are his clothes. they are too clean and contrast too much with the background. I am not saying he should be in rags but not that white sweatshirt. Maybe a black t-shirt would have worked better.
     
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    I love them! I think it is a very cool area and his expression kind of conveys the drabness of the situation - it's almost like post earthquake or something. I dig it! :
     
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    I agree. Most seniors (especially boys) don't want their picture in a field of roses of something. And I feel his face and expression matches where he's at. I really like these!
     
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    Thank you!!! For seeing what I see when I set this shoot up...
     
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    I like the series. I think you accomplished your goal and most senior boys would be happy with these. I don't mind the white shirt, but I may burn in the brighter corners to make him stand out a little more.

    Not sure, but maybe try slightly desaturating the first 2 images. It may help convey that grungy feeling?
     
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    I think the models clothing was a bit to nice to be a urbanish but I think I get the concept that its just a nice scene to shoot a model. I don't believe everything has to have a purpose to me the photo comes together fairly well.
     
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    I totally agree I like the urban look of the photo but his cloths don't fit the shot. I think his cloths would do great in the green Miami background! :p
     
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    I like them, but since you're looking for criticism, I'll tell you the backgrounds are too busy IDEALLY (but life is rarely ideal). I think the clothes are fine, but if you're looking for a really urban look, you can't go wrong with a wifebeater (elastic undershirt for all of you that haven't been Americanized...lol)
     

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