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Joey Lawrence

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Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Galleries: Travel, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2007

Viewed: 860
Comments: 7
Favorites: 8 (view)

My first batch of edits from my newest trip through India, Nepal and Bangladesh for 1 month with Laurent Auxietre (Toy) and Heida. More coming soon

2 cuties by the cremation grounds in Benares.

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02/01/2008 04:41:35 PM
oh my! this is beautiful... so very tender,innocent and pure.
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01/06/2008 10:27:58 AM
Wow! This image just pulls me in. A person could drown in those eyes.

This portrait really has a luminescent quality that I think is centred most strongly in the boys eyes and then in his beautiful full lips and two front teeth.

There are so many details to enjoy - his face (on which we can see the remnants of his last meal or drink), his tousled hair, the patterns of his shirt and bangles, his tiny childs hands, the tiny newborn puppy on his lap...

His expression, aware of the photographer but not reacting massively to you, is so appealing.

The backdrop contributes well to the image; enough detail to provide a context (and some colour), but beautifully blurred by the shallow DOF to create a plainer backdrop behind his upper body and face.

And that DOF really is spot on the face, hand, puppy (and one fold of the shirt) are beautifully sharp. The rest beautifully soft.

Even the colour palette is perfect here. I love the way that the browns and pinky-white of the puppy are reflected in the boys brown skin and his pale shirt. The yellow and orange of his bangles and shorts are supported by the oranges on the floor behind him.

But, in the end, its his eyes Im drawn back to. Such huge eyes, brought alive by that catchlight.

Edit: This is my 5000th comment on DPC (though this edit may re-order it to show as 5001st)!

Message edited by author 2008-01-08 10:01:45.
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12/28/2007 12:02:03 PM
1 picture, thousand words
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12/28/2007 07:25:09 AM
oh, darling boy! (and his puppy too! :)
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12/28/2007 05:40:41 AM
I'm lost for words too. Outstanding work Joey!
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12/28/2007 12:12:19 AM
Oh my. I'm totally speechless.
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12/27/2007 10:37:56 PM
Woah Joey. This pic screams at me. The light in the girls eyes and the tenderness of it all. Look how gentle she is with that puppy. Neat how her chest is out of the dof but the puppy is in it. +favs.

Message edited by author 2007-12-27 22:53:21.
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