Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO  

Looking Down by Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO

August 2019 - Looking Down

About the Image(s)

Looking Down was created at Art Basel in Miami Beach a couple of years ago using a Nikon Df which is kind of retro looking, so people is not as much aware as they would be with a more professional looking camera, and with the Nikkor lens 24-120 mm f/4 at 50 mm and with these settings: ISO 2500, f/7.1 and 1/500 sec.
I like to photograph people in different circumstances. I stood in front of this photograph with my camera ready to shoot and waited for people to walk by. This young woman walked by, and as you might expect she was looking at the screen of her intelligent phone, and could not care less about the art around her. It was a perfect timing to get her almost at the same angle as the girl in the picture. One more example that patience pays off.
The image was PP in lightroom and photoshop for shadows, white balance and the photograph of the girl was desaturated to bring it back to real B & W (from a distorted color due to the light conditions). Finally; it was streightened and cropped.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
11 comments posted

Guy Davies   Guy Davies
(Group 4)
Nice idea Isaac and well caught. Getting the angle of her head to match the angle of the little girl in the picture really makes the image.   Posted: 08/12/2019 03:39:02
Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Thanks Guy, I see you have become a fan of group 58 as well. Good choice !!!!   Posted: 08/12/2019 18:00:21
Guy Davies   Guy Davies
(Group 4)
Thanks for the welcome. Nice group!   Posted: 08/13/2019 03:53:39

Daniel De Cort   Daniel De Cort
Nice scene , the combination between the person and the background works well. Good combination color and B/W. I prefer a little more of space (more distance to the scene).   Posted: 08/15/2019 04:47:25

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Isaac..I like the repetition created by the real and the unreal which ties the image together. The profiles of the two match almost perfectly especially the noses. Nice clean crop with no distracting intrusions. Nice job! Did you consider a B&W or sepia tones, which may work well with this image.   Posted: 08/19/2019 14:21:54
Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Gloria, something like this ??   Posted: 08/19/2019 15:19:10
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Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Yes, I prefer this version - the sepia tones simplifies the image by removing the color. I like the play of light against dark and dark against light and the vignette to darken the corners.   Posted: 08/19/2019 18:39:50

Hassan Sadek   Hassan Sadek
Nice work that shows us the deep connection between human and art .. it shows somehow how our arts are reflections of ourselves. Nice cropping and editing as well. It is great to share with us the importance of being patient in streets and public areas to have your desired idea.   Posted: 08/27/2019 05:48:15

Jim Mayo   Jim Mayo
Interesting juxtaposition of the girl and the fantasy photo girl. Looking left to right I see a regression from civilized adult to wild child. The colors suggest the woman is in the present and the child is in the past. The adult's downward stare might mean she is shamed by her past. A good picture for psychological interpretation.   Posted: 08/27/2019 08:14:48
Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Doc, I like your "analysis" very much   Posted: 08/27/2019 08:38:32

Dan Waters   Dan Waters
I prefer your posted version over the serpia as too much darkness takes away from the scene and shame Jim refers to. I, like Daniel would prefer more space but timing caught a beautiful composition that might have otherwise been lost. Great image and thanks for sharing.   Posted: 08/27/2019 12:25:10