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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    long before this brave new world
    1984 dude... Get your books straight! haha

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    but he already gave the mask to julia,
    thats why i was talking about now, not a ficticious now.

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    Like my Destini, she doesn't call it Gith, Emo, or such, she just puts on her gear! Her doctor's, and nurses loved it all! It brought back college years, and some were not much older than she, nor, I! I'm 38, she was 16 nearly 17 then.



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    Quote Originally Posted by aRolleiBrujo View Post
    Like my Destini, she doesn't call it Gith, Emo, or such, she just puts on her gear! Her doctor's, and nurses loved it all! It brought back college years, and some were not much older than she, nor, I! I'm 38, she was 16 nearly 17 then.


    I applaud your forward thinking and acceptance of your child's choices in dress, gender , mate choices, and anything else I'm missing. Good job parental unit!

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    My Gothic Son

    Just let the kid be.

    Whether he grows up to be a true rebel throwing molotovs, or a white collar with a boring life, or an artist contemplating the vanity of all, or whatever, one thing is for sure.

    He will laugh with his naiveté and actions when he was younger.

    No matter how many or how grave the "mistakes" (or more like, decisions) you make, you *always* become wiser, than if you played it safe.

    You mentioned tattoos.
    You know what I think when I see an old tatted man?
    This dude sure lived his life, sure as he'll made lots of mistakes, and definitely has some good advice and insight to offer.

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    Wow, I can't believe I've just gone through 8 pages of people faffing about the kid in the photo with hardly any comment about the photo itself!
    What a waste of time.
    Anyway, going back to the topic of this thread (the photo, in case someone forgot it), on my screen the photo looks quite contrasty, the blacks don't have any details and the highlights looks blown out, especially on one side of his face, where the skin looks white, without details. Someone may argue that it works with the subject matter of the picture (a goth kid, according to the title), and I could agree with that but I'm not a fan of how we completely lose the right eye in a pool of black and how his legs seem to merge with the black seat.
    On the other hand, it might just be my monitor, it's hard to judge a print online.
    Personally I'm not 100% sure about the crop either, why did you crop his feet? The cropped feet aren't a major issue, but maybe it would have been better to crop a little higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claudia Moroni View Post
    Wow, I can't believe I've just gone through 8 pages of people faffing about the kid in the photo with hardly any comment about the photo itself!
    What a waste of time.
    You're going to talk about photographic aesthetics and composition in the Photographic Aesthetics and Composition forum? HERESY!!1! :-)

    Anyway, going back to the topic of this thread (the photo, in case someone forgot it), on my screen the photo looks quite contrasty, the blacks don't have any details and the highlights looks blown out, especially on one side of his face, where the skin looks white, without details. Someone may argue that it works with the subject matter of the picture (a goth kid, according to the title), and I could agree with that but I'm not a fan of how we completely lose the right eye in a pool of black and how his legs seem to merge with the black seat.
    On the other hand, it might just be my monitor, it's hard to judge a print online.
    I see the blowout but not the lost eye (our right, his left), so there may be a monitor difference in the shadow handling. Contrasty for certain, and I agree, "too much exaggerated contrast" vs. "works with the subject matter" is largely a matter of taste. To me the eyeliner saves it by making his eyes prominent against the exaggeratedly white skin.

    The vagueness caused by the loss of shadow detail at the bottom just brings attention to the face, IMHO. It might help that effect to crop the bottom a little tighter.

    Now I've looked at the shadow on his face too closely for too long, and all I can see is "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield". (Link SFW.)

    -NT
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    The lady of the house has to be a pretty swell sort of person to put up with the annoyance of a photographer.
    -The Little Technical Library, _Developing, Printing, And Enlarging_

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