Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by D3sh1, Nov 12, 2007.
id like it better if it werent for the lady walking in front of him. its a really neat shot though
the whole idea is the lady with the full hand of food and the homless kid with the empty hand
i thought it was just a guy taking a nap...he doesnt look homeless, just tired.
Well, I would not even DREAM of taking a nap out there on my clothes, on the sidewalk, no matter how tired I might be! So anyone who feels compelled to rest ON THE SIDE OF THE STREET looks homeless TO ME by default (as it were).
So yes, I do see the story behind this photo, and do see why it is called (sarcastically so, I assume) "Life underneath you" ... she isn't bothered in the least, just walks by and doesn't even look while she might just about step on his hand. Without the lady, there wouldn't be half the story.
Yup. The woman makes the shot.
I agree LaFoto, what I brought away from this picture was the fact that he's down there sleeping and she doesn't even notice, she is up in her own world and he is down there.
Now, where I'm from it'd be completely different. My town's population of homeless might top 10, so something like that would catch everyone's attention, and he'd probably end up with a $10 for some food.
I really like the story behind this one D3sh1 (as well as the photo) and I'm jealous you have the opportunity to catch the struggles of a big city.
Thank you everybody ,
i dunno how can you think his taking a nap when you see his hand on the ground asking for money ,
and also i dont think there are many people who would lay down in the middle of the street and put thier hands just for taking a nap hehe .
i still dont know. if you say this guy is homeless, i believe you, but to me that looks like someone taking a nap.
his clothes are clean and not stained. he's got nice looking shoes and pants and a hat. he has a bottle of water. all those things dont scream homeless to me. not to mention it looks like he's laying on a blanket.
the homeless people i'm used to seeing in nyc look nothing like him. and people rest in train areas (like penn station) all the time.
there are dirty and old homeless guys in here also ,
but this is a kid , a kid without a home and his shirt is a lil bit dirty and he wears snickers the he probably got from the shelter ,
we dont have people that taking nap at the main street here .
+ his askin for money with his hand and the bottle is for drinking becasue it was afternoon and it was a hot day .
like i said, i believe you if you say he is homeless, but that isnt what i see when i look at this picture.
thats why photography is art.
just out of curiosity, when was the picture taken?
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