Friday, July 25, 2008

City of People: Happy Faces

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Text and picture by Eki Qushay Akhwan

It doesn't take much money to be happy. Just be among friends who can share your laughter.

This is the second posting of the "City of People" series, which I started posting yesterday. The series of pictures is a project I undertook to capture "the faces" of the city (Bandung).

The pictures in this series were taken candidly. I tried as much as I could not to raise the subjects' awarness of the presence of my camera as I believe this could prevent them from showing their real personality and obscure the essence of the moment. The pictures may not be of good quality technically (in terms of sharpness, etc.), but I hope I did not miss the essence of the story (whether I did or not, I leave it to you as the judge).

Thank you for visiting and making the time to comment. Please come again tomorrow to have a peek of what's coming up next.

11 comments:

Blognote said...

Happy faces make happiness. Nice photo indeed!

babooshka said...

Again a wonderful poeple portrait. the happy atmosphere and merriment shines through.

Andri Setiawan said...

I'm wondering, you took the photo candidly, but then, how come their expression seems to face the camera. Did you impress them just before you took the picture?

but anyway, it's very nice impression from them

Jangan said...

Quite a 'hopeful' picture, I think. The faces radiate a cheerfulness rarely seen among this age group.

zebetchet said...

street photographynya keren pak. mohon ijin dilink ya pak. Salam kenal

nobu said...

Nice picture.
They have wonderful and peaceful faces.

Virginia said...

You are so right. The important thing is their expressions and what they are doing that means the most.

omami said...

great work, people in the street having fun, happy faces, I want more!!

Rambling Woods said...

Eki..good technical photos are within the ability of many people. Telling a heartfelt story is not. This is a very touching photo and I love the use of black and white...

Hilda said...

"It doesn't take much money to be happy. Just be among friends who can share your laughter."

That is so true!

I love this photo, Eki!

ria said...

woow..it is one of the greatest capture. nice angle. that's right, the happy feeling will bring us to the amazing life. we can create the beautiful atmosphere by admitting the positive thinking as the representation of happiness.

ok..i'm still waititng for other creative pictures.