Best tailor :)

Discussion in 'People & Portraits' started by Blanka Kolinke, Feb 24, 2012.

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    Nikon D700 + Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6 G ED VR AF-S Lens.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2012
  2. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Very nice portrait, Blanka. I love the complimentary tones: The wall, the table and his skin; the sewing machine and his clothing; the thread on the bobbin and the garment; the logo on his T-shirt and the colors in his hat.

    Very nice indeed.
  3. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    It does all pull together brilliantly - almost as if you planned it in a studio.

    The over all colour and texture is very much like a painting, and the eye contact is really compelling.

    How did you go about approaching him for a photograph?
  4. Thomas brookes

    Thomas brookes RPF Chief iPhone app Reviewer

    Beautiful blanka. As said above love the eye contact. I have a singer sewing machine like that. Was my great grandmothers. What I really like is the way the light switch for me balances the shot
  5. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    I really like this shot
    There are so many little elements that make the composition really nice ... even minor things like the scissors and lightswitch seem perfectly placed!
    I like the scratches and partially hidden grafiti too... there is a lot of story in the image even without looking at the subject!
    Im quite envious of you having the opportunity to take shots like this!
  6. Hi Chris,

    thank you for your comment. They are still using these machines there and they do great things on it ;)
    And how did I approached him? The dress he is sewing is for me :D And I made the tailors to laugh, even when they seemd to be so serious before. That is the best key. They started to like me and we spent some time together.
    I really do like this picture and I am proud of that, that it was shot this way and it did not need any help of any programs ;)
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2012
  7. Thank you Hamish,

    it is simple reality :) No studio neither working the composition out.

    I am also glad, I could experience that place.
  8. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    can i put this in the header of the site please Blanka?
    It wont be straight away as we have a competition set to go in there, but i am looking for photos to go in the header after that
  9. Will be my pleasure, if you think, it deserves it.
  10. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    I do ... Dont you? :)
  11. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Great idea Hamish. It is a fantastic shot after all.
  12. Glen Roberts

    Glen Roberts Well-Known Member

    All the times I've looked at this shot and the time it's been in the site header I've just noticed the side on profile of a man shouting at the tailor :eek:...

    Can anyone else see it or have I started drinking too early:p:D.
  13. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    In the pattern on the wall to the left .. Bit of a Picasso nose?
  14. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    Haha, its Archimedes....checking the stitch count..:D
  15. Glen Roberts

    Glen Roberts Well-Known Member

    Thank god for that!!!

    I thought I was losing it there:D:D
  16. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    It's never too early, Glen. ;)
  17. Wow, it is really there :O Neither I have realised it before ;)

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