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on the bench. by spencerocks on the bench. by spencerocks
art student: so what does that depict?
me: a guy sitting on a bench..
art student: oh

edit: a similar series of works can be found at emopunk's page called the "Perssoas" series [link]

featured by *lucias-tears on 11/03/2006
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:iconmystique74:
Mystique74 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006   Photographer
I like your description:P And a really beautiful range from black to white in this photo:) I find the abundance of stripes the man has on amusing as well:P
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PictureElement Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006   Photographer
Very nice situation! A very reduced photograph - I like these simple bw shots! Nice situation!
well done :clap:
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Huomenna Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
really nice contrast here
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:iconthe-freak-nora:
The-Freak-Nora Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. I love this shoot ! You did a really good job :)
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gsEclipse Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006   Photographer
i love the perspective of this. he looks lonely and almost waiting for someone that isnt coming.
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DTHunsterblich Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
great shot =D
luv the b&w
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Digital-Maze Featured By Owner May 28, 2006   Photographer
Impressive!
Very Nice Shot!
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freehat704 Featured By Owner May 27, 2006   Photographer
hmm, what might he be thinking about....
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:iconjollyfish:
jollyfish Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
I like how he is turning away from the camera. The black and white really add to it.
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snarfer Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
The lighting in this is very nice. Great composition too- for example how the street poles seem to be framing the man. :thumbsup:

-Elise.
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forever-0 Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
Great B&W, very well done :)
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:iconcareward:
careward Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006   Photographer
:heart:
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Yourownnewsuicide Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
Very nice =)
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Luxorian Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
Quite mystic picture, what is the man looking at? Why is he sitting there? :D Good contrast and angle :)
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DuvallGear Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks, dramatic, a little under exposed but good.
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FSGPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm...I like this.

It's nice and simple - it gets annoying sometimes to have to figure out the hidden meaning behind a piece of art. It's much easier when there /is/ no hidden meaning. =P
Black and white shots can often look boring because of the lack of colour - which is why they're harder to do successfully. But you've managed it - this doesn't look flat, as many b&w shots do. So kudos to you! =D
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spencerocks Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
Cheers, I echo your sentiments with regard to hidden meaning.
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ghost0022 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Student Photographer
For some reason this photo makes me sad. maybe because it reminds me of my grandpa who died a few months ago, but I feel very sad to see it. The photo is beautiful, and I just love it in black and white. If it was in color I think It would look bad, but this looks great!
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spencerocks Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006
I really appreciate your comment, that's very touching.. That's really made my day that my photo could provoke such emotion. It's a bummer that your old man died.
Excuse me for speaking out of line but after I read that I kind went back to when I was a child when I spent time with my granparents.. my eyes went down to your signature "Go Satan!" and that cracked me up like a kid.
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ghost0022 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Student Photographer
hehehehehe! thats why its there. Glad I made your day!
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tomegatherion Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006  Professional Photographer
nice composition :)
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:iconhalijan:
halijan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006   Photographer
Nice shot, but i think that it would of been much better if everything behind the man was out of focus. still good work!
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spencerocks Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006
Yeah I see what you mean, that's all a bit cliche though.. very typical city shot.
It would be very professional.. almost magazine like: "this city is for you! sit and let your dreams come true!!" but for the purpose of this photo.. it would look a little weird because the viewer wouldn't have a clue what he is looking at.
I like multidimensional images really.. and I'm also quite selfish so I always shoot what I want.
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Drapehs Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006
A nice shot, but there is too much going on behind his head. Slightly distracting.
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spencerocks Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006
[link] .sp
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msprout Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006
It's nice, but the contrast feels like a weakness of the photo. My mentality is, if I can't figure out what it is or what it means right away, then it's definately too busy.

But I like the subject matter. It just would have worked on a more personal level if the bench and the stuff behind him wasn't so dark.
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spencerocks Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006
It doesn't have any meaning..
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anskamous Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006   Traditional Artist
love the composition :clap:
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violetice Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
I like your description, hehe. Sometimes art is just about what you see--I think sometimes people try to hard to come up with some special meaning when there is none aside from what's visually present in the image itself. I love the range of tones you've captured here
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overview Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
I like the description... I hate all the bullshit that artists often attach to thier work - we're all guilty of it to some extent.
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two-truths Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006   Photographer
This is nice, quite homely. I would have framed it a tad farther to the right, since his form leads the eye in that direction, and it is not like there is much you'd miss on the left-hand side. Otherwise... contrast & brightness are just fine... and the subject is interesting. :)
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Toop Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool pic man, I like the vertical bars, they form a cool border around the figure.
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jtbott Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
this is very well done...you have alot of talent with your cam.
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spencerocks Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
i wish i could take photos like this every time.. then i'd be talented.
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byrnfri Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
Nice lighting & nice title. His body language makes me think that he's waiting for somebody but is getting slowly fed up of waiting. Great photo.
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kaoslover Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006
i love how he's sitting all alone. he seems very lonely... lovely photo :)
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ParabolicPhoton Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
nice piece.
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emopunk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006   Photographer
exactly, I see what you mean when a person doesn't understand what's "so special" about a photography.
This kind of photos, I find it awesome: to give importance to a determined subject by taking a well exposed shot.
Very curious photo this one, thanks for the comment and the link :)
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AmberKim Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
The grayscale on this is great and I always think that it adds more feeling to the photo. I love how it's so natural. Great photo! :clap: :aww:
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Ogfaen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
wow great picture! :clap:
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pandorya Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Haha, cute description;)

I really like this, and I like that the man has his head turned from the camera.
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spencerocks Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
Thanks, I am also under the impression if someone's face is in the image that I would need their signature on a release form.. I liked this one more anyway.
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implicity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006   Photographer
[
art student: so what does that depict?
me: a guy sitting on a bench..
art student: oh
]

muahahaha, lovely
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spencerocks Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
i'm glad you have a sense of humor, thanks for looking.
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Liorry Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
very good one! I love the clothes... very going along with the photo and it's meaning
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bibb189 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2005
lol, its great i think it kinda depicts a lot more though. The idea that we have abandonned the older generation and they are left lonly on an empty bench, while people just keep walking by. Its a great piece :+fav:
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spencerocks Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2005
Yeah, kinda summed it up for me, though I tend not to bother, I just click.
Thanks
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MelissaMolko Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2005
beautiful lighting :nod:
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