Pinaki Sarkar  


Lost in thought and smoking a cigarette. Candid Portrait. by Pinaki Sarkar

May 2021 - Lost in thought and smoking a cigarette. Candid Portrait.

About the Image(s)

Background Information:
I wanted to capture the fact that this man is lost in thought and probably that is why he is not looking at me. This is a case of a candid portrait. He is not well off, we can guess that, his glasses on both the eyes are not of same quality. While he is not rich , he is also not one who is in poverty. His face emanates education and culture. A deep sense of pride, strong on his beliefs and contentment.
Probably, there is a sense of self-realization. He is definitely one from lower middle class in West Bengal, India.
While all the above are my interpretation ...would love to hear from others..

Technical :
Canon 50mm,ISO:400, 1/60s, f/4

Post Processing:
I used Canon EOS Rebel T1i . I cropped the original image to make it tighter. I shot this hand held. I also converted it black and white, thought that it will be better this way.

 

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