Cutting feet

Posted in Cambodia, Portrait

In Campong Cham we met this friendly man. He wanted to practice his French… so we (my French is far from perfect) tried. We had a nice chat and with the help of our hands and feet we managed to exchange some thoughts. After this conversation I asked to take his portrait. Asking is what I normally do and as in 99% of the cases he agreed.

So I took this portrait, nice feeling I think.. looking closer I realized I cut of the feet; a typical mistake it happens even when you are making a lot of photo’s of people. The question is if it still is a good image. Well I think so, in this case it is acceptable.

So, what do you think? Just leave a comment with your thoughts!

Campong Cham - Cambodia - Janurary 2014So, what do you think?

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3 comments on “Cutting feet
  1. Nil1950 says:

    Voor mij kan het zeker… 🙂

    • Vincent de Groot says:

      After some valuable feedback from a newsgroup (de.rec.fotografie) I think this one is better.
       
      Why?
       
      When I looked at the man I yesterday I decided to leave in the bench and piece of paper. Therefore the legs where just a bit incomplete. By removing the bench and paper which are distracting I today have a more strong, a more “direct” portrait. The bridge remains the only environmental element, it is just enough.
       
      Lesson learned: Less is more!
       

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