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a portrait of vietnam
I am touched deeply with this soulful work .
I never felt so compelling like these seeing portraits .
this is great work - very creative presentation
Excellent. Just got back from Sapa, Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Bac Ha You should enjoy my gallery Cheers
Ruth, I just found your gallery recommended by Kal Khogali. I absolutely love this gallery, please take a look at my Laos gallery. I had to smile when I saw these images...
These are magnificent women portraits, showing as you intended a wide variety of emotions, but all full of depth and emotion. Wonderful use of the possibilities offered by black and white photography. Voted. :o)
A wonderful collection of expression. My favorite is "frank." She appears as a no nonsense person with abilities that can only be imagined. I do not think I could get the better of her in a barter situation. Thank you.
Extraordinary, Ruthie!!!!! you're such a pure, absolute artist and genious that I have no words... the vision is unique and also the way you show to all of us this vision.
Oh you are good Ruth!! As a series you have called this Vietnam, but what I think you have done in 9 images is captured in avery intimate way the women of vietnam. Young, old, happy, sad, contemplative, and so many more things than your titles suggest. I notice that all but one of these images (frank) involve the women not directly confronting us. They are all somewhere else, in their own lives, and that is what more than anyting else makes this gallery for me. We are seeing them as themselves, not self-conciousness from the camera. Wonderful Ruth.
Absolutely brilliant, Ruthie -- beautifully edited and executed. It is a portrait of a culture in a deeply personal sense. The key is in your editing -- a perfect contrast between similarities and differences. All are women. All wear conical hats. All are abstracted down to an essence by black and white, and all but one of them (far sighted) are abstracted by a close, intimate vantage point. By making her unequal, and placing her at the center, you make her the focal point of the grouping. She makes a purposeful difference. She is incongruous, both in scale and meaning. She may be far-sighted, yet she pulls back from you and from us, as if she is reluctant to join the group. Genius. Pure genius.
ruthie, wonderful images that show us the character and soul of the vietnamese women. love the bw storytelling nature of this series. the many sides of these ladies, reflect the many sides of us all. ;)
Good to see you back, Ruthie. This simple and elegant block of images is wonderful. Ms Skeptical is giving me the willies, but Weathered is so reassuring. John
What a brilliant concept Ruth. I only have four loading up on my screen at the moment (problem with pbase). I am very excited about the others. I will look later, and then maybe I can get the whole picture. And that is what this series is about for me. Individually they are geat photographs, but together they are going to make an extraordinary "whole" photograph..I can't wait.
Oh, i really like this series, think you also found the right descriptions to suit each photo
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