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The Ascent, Shanghai, China, 2006

The Ascent, Shanghai, China, 2006

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Julien PAULAIS23-Oct-2007 22:04
I love it ! fantastic capture
Guest 25-May-2006 10:16
Very good and very funny(expression on the boy face). Clear, graphics composition, another telling image.
Chris Sofopoulos22-Apr-2006 18:47
Absolutely awesome!
Phil Douglis22-Apr-2006 00:17
****A masterful integration of portraiture and geometry. You use a diagonal staircase to divide this image into two triangles. Within the bottom triangle are two stenciled signs. The child seems to be gasping, reaching, perhaps even crying (or is that a runny nose?) The placement of his hands on your diagonal suggest that he seeks some degree of tactile control over his environment. Somewhere, Henri Cartier Bresson is smiling at you, Jen. This is how he worked. Find a formalized geometric order, and wait for human action or interaction to relate. Being in the right place at the right time is critical. And so is seeing both the form and the moment simultaneously and pressing the shutter release at exactly the most decisive moment.
dazedgonebye21-Apr-2006 16:07
Timing, composition and post processing. All excellent here as in all of your work.
I don't know enough about China to see allegory in this. As a father of 2 sons, his expression seems universal to me.
Echo21-Apr-2006 08:54
your pic is always so classic, Jen! i cant make it even in B&W........
Jennifer Zhou21-Apr-2006 08:37
Thanks Kal for the comment, always profound, like your own work! :))
Kal Khogali21-Apr-2006 08:21
Beautiful Jen for it's composition, expression on his face and the "stamp" of China. He slides, trying to keep grip of the only support he has. This is the ascent of trying to make it out of poverty. K
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