Ata Kemal Sahin  

When life gets hard.  by Ata Kemal Sahin

August 2020 - When life gets hard.

August 2020 - Ata Kemal Sahin


About the Image(s)

Life has ups and downs and the main point is to hold on to life and no matter where and how old you are! He is 82 years old and still has an active business life ie selling Turkish national flags on Kadikoy streets, Anatolian side of Istanbul. He’s a respectable old man and always poses for me as we’ve known each other since long years and I always make time to listen to him. I used PS to resize, crop from top and sides and convert to bnw.

5 comments posted

Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you for sharing, Ata. I do not have comment for improvement. It hits my mind so heavy, I lost words.
How did you shoot? After getting consensus of shooting? What was the magic word to make his eye like that?   Posted: 08/01/2020 03:09:38
Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
We have been living in Kadikoy for 45 years so everybody knows each other and you can imagine the power of our friendship. But the main reason I know is: He loves our Founding Father Kemal Ataturk so much and my name is "Ata Kemal" and I'm the follower of Ataturk's principles and ideology as well. He has many private problems in life which I cannot tell so there is always sadness in his eyes. He always makes me tearful. I think, the magic word to describe his sad eyes is: Questioning Life. Thanks for your emotional comment Haru.
Exif data is: f3,5 1/100 ISO100 50mm (Canon 7D)   Posted: 08/01/2020 03:55:12

Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you, Ata. Understood that this would not be able to achieve by a stranger. Great work.   Posted: 08/01/2020 07:51:36

David Henderson   David Henderson
Nice image, mono conversion looks spot on as well as the depth of field. His face definitely shows his wear and tear of the years. Also the image is nice and sharp. The only problem I have with the image is that the white pole in the top left hand side Is a distraction for my eyes.   Posted: 08/04/2020 00:33:48
Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
Hi David, you're definitely right, it could be cropped. Thanks.   Posted: 08/04/2020 00:40:16


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