Originally uploaded by Fabio Sabatini.
I've never done this before, but I'm blogging Fabio Sabatini's photo of this homeless man. His stolen captures series is amazing, and I loved his b&w's of homeless men. I loved this title and the caption he wrote for it.

If I was brave, and had more time while the kids were in school, I would set out to capture photos like this.......I really would. Then, I would return to find these people and give them their photos. I think they are beautiful.

This picture shows why I love B&W so much. Color masks things, B&W reveals the emotions of a photo, that's what I believe.

I also chose this photo because I was just Next Blog searching and found a man's blog who lives in the SouthEast. It was ok, and kind of interesting, but he linked to this homeless lady's blog, who blogs from the Public Library. Really, she does, and she is an AMAZING writer. She is extremely intellegent, and honesty. I will definitely go back and visit her. Here's the link if you want to venture over there. She is beautiful, and raw, although I don't believe she realizes the beautiful part about her: http://furyouhin.blogspot.com/

Now I better go leave her a comment and let her know I linked to her.


LZ Blogger said...

I see what you mean about this photo! It is very TELLING without saying a word!
(I actually thought it was your work)... well, at least until I read the post! ~ jb///

Anonymous said...

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George (787b, toastforbrekkie)

CameraDawktor said...

no, but I WISH! Thanks though, this guy's work is great!

Skanky Jane said...

Something makes me uncomfortable though in this almost fawning over pics of homeless people - I appreciate your feeling however - people aren't there to be made into a Bennetton advert - know what I mean? Street photographers used to have a relationship with thier subjects - now they can zoom in from a distance and not need to make contact. Ok - that's fine but what is our fascination all about really I wonder?

CameraDawktor said...

Skanky Jane-
Thanks for coming by.

I agree with you that people (not just homeless) are photographed from afar, and there is no relationship with the photographer. I think that's what makes me hesistant, homeless or not, to take photos of people I don't know in public places.

I am extremely sensitive to people viewing me as a voyeur.

I think the reason why I like this photo, is not so much that the man is homeless, but that his face tells a story. It's his story that I'm wanting to know. His story of his struggles as well as his joys. You see, I think that all of us are really not so different....and realize that if maybe one or two more circumstances in my life were different, I would totally be in his shoes.

I appreciate your feelings of concern for this man and many like him. But as you don't know me, you may be pleased to know that I have this same concern for every person I see.

I think if I were to go about taking pictures such as these, that I could only do it if I spoke to my subjects, asked their permission and then listenened to their stories. Because really, that's what I'm after, is learning about them and not as much as the photo itself.

But, I do not take photos like these.....

I hope that helps you know a little more about me, and for others, well....I can't speak for them, only myself.

Again, thanks for coming by and if you like the blog, I hope you'll come back.