Jason Kravitz  


We Buy Old by Jason Kravitz

June 2021 - We Buy Old

June 2021 - Jason Kravitz

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Description: Did you ever create a photo where it seems like the perfect backdrop but needs one more element to pull it together? That's how I feel with this one but not sure what that might be. What do you think of the image as is? How would you process it differently? And what is that one element you wish was there (if any)?

EXIF: Panasonic DC-G9 1/2000 second F/4.0 ISO 200 152 mm


13 comments posted




Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Yes, I agree that this is a perfect backdrop. I have two suggestions. First, get rid of the fragment of the "G" so "OLD" stands alone. Second, you might add a very aged person into the composition, but now being old myself, I have changed feelings about that as ageism. How about a broken down piece of furniture, or an urban abandoned car mostly stripped of useful parts by thieves?   Posted: 06/04/2021 10:34:41
Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Great ideas Stephen. Thanks! I think I have a good "senior" model I might be able to convince to go back for a reshoot sometime. As for broken down furniture and cars, those might be a little easier to get over there than this guy I have in mind :)   Posted: 06/09/2021 13:37:38



Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Great ideas Stephen. Thanks! I think I have a good "senior" model I might be able to convince to go back for a reshoot sometime. As for broken down furniture and cars, those might be a little easier to get over there than this guy I have in mind :)   Posted: 06/04/2021 13:43:04



Mitch Ross   Mitch Ross
Hi Jason,

Interesting backdrop - If you're close to this place I might reshoot standing further to the right to see how it looks with the other signs... Agree a vintage vehicle might lend itself well to this...   Posted: 06/05/2021 17:17:35
Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Good ideas Mitch. If I get some more photos of this place I'll post them up somewhere.   Posted: 06/09/2021 13:37:23



Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
I love the dialogue here--making the sign say "old" and using a super senior or a vintage vehicle. And perhaps a vintage "look" from Nik or Topaz?

  Posted: 06/05/2021 20:01:55
Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Good ideas, thanks Brenda. Also thinking bout another shoot one of these days.   Posted: 06/09/2021 13:36:56



Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I have no great suggestions. The signs are interesting but the motorcycle with a pole cutting it in two doesn't help. I think the image would be improved without the cycle but with a subject more in keeping with the theme of gold or jewelry.   Posted: 06/08/2021 19:56:59
Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Thanks Jim. I may go back and reshoot with some different angles and ideas based on these suggestions.   Posted: 06/09/2021 13:36:27



Sunil Mehta   Sunil Mehta
Jeson,
interesting…
Can use this photo as it is, it's a good street photo just convert to BW and in light coffee tone, will look good.
But if you want it as a background, then, out of focus and as suggested by Brenda, Vintage car in front in focus.
  Posted: 06/10/2021 19:42:24
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Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
I didn't think about a B&W conversion but it does translated nicely. Thanks Sunil.   Posted: 06/10/2021 22:35:28



Terry Walters   Terry Walters
Hi Jason, most comments have already been made, especially the standing a bit more right to get the full bike in shot, and the removal of the G in Gold.

I'm not sure the addition of another vehicle or furniture would help with the overall composition, but an older bearded guy dressed in character with the bike (I could available if you pay the fare!) would feed the humourous angle.

The whole image is very 'busy' to the point of not knowing what the subject is, so I would consider cropping both left and right, plus Sunil's conversion to monochrome really helps with that.

  Posted: 06/18/2021 12:33:24
Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Thanks Terry for the additional thoughts -- and for your offer to be an older bearded model one day. If I find myself in the UK again I'll gladly take you up on that!

Interesting consideration how mono helps refine the subject vs the color image.   Posted: 06/18/2021 15:40:41



 

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