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Todd Suttles

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Discussion at Paris Photo
« on: November 22, 2019, 11:30:33 am »

"Indoor Street" maybe?
I sat beside these art dealers, less than 4 feet away, passionately discussing in French something below them on the Paris Photo Fair exhibition floor. They knew I was shooting them and I shot probably 3 minutes of the conversation; fortunately they did not care and I suspect actually assisted me with gesturing. I wanted to capture and express the grandeur of the setting, the passion of the discussion. I  assumed I would have to provide the subject of the conversation via the title. I did not want the people themselves to be a value in the image -just their energy-  so I intended them to be just barley discernible. Because I am still bad about remembering things into my images afterwards, I am asking:
1) Does the image work at all? Is it too tall? Too dark?
2) Is the passionate discussion captured and rendered?
3) Does the setting convey the grandeur of the environment?
4) Do you get the image is a passionate discussion about art?
5) Are the people sufficiently discernible ?

Thanks in advance for your time and help, -/t
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Re: Discussion at Paris Photo
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 11:58:57 am »

Todd, In spite of Rob’s joke, there’s no “indoor street” or “outdoor street.” If there are people interacting with people or with their environment, it’s just “street.” The damned name is what confuses everybody.

This is a strong shot. Probably the best street shot I’ve seen you make. Yes, the surroundings are beautiful, but the main thing is that you’ve included humans through those arguing hands. Ambiguity! An important element that gives strength to street shots.
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Re: Discussion at Paris Photo
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 01:26:11 pm »

Those hands are terrific.
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Re: Discussion at Paris Photo
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 02:30:10 pm »

Those hands are terrific.

It's also a terrific "set". Pity my little town doesn't provide any such grandeur.

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Re: Discussion at Paris Photo
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2019, 04:55:49 am »

Hands reaching for the sky in a "modern cathedral"… what a shot!
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Re: Discussion at Paris Photo
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2019, 06:08:49 am »

Yeah! A step in the right direction. Thanks Russ for breaking this image down for me - helps me understand, hopefully retain and use.  Thanks, -/t
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