Photographs from a small group of islands
Sep 11 2015 8 Comments
Seen, but at the same time, unseen?
9/11/2015 at 4:28 pm
Striking photo. The title really goes well with photo. I am a little surprised that the man on the bike is looking at him. It always seems to me that the older generations here pretend stuff just doesn’t exist at all. I wonder what he is thinking. It’s hard to judge by his expression.
9/11/2015 at 6:21 pm
Yes, I also found it interesting that he looked. Glad he did in regards the photograph too. As like you said, so many people don’t.
Would really like to know what he was thinking, but it was impossible to judge. His expression didn’t change at all from the moment I took the photo, to when he cycled passed me.
9/11/2015 at 5:29 pm
Very sad. The same in all big cities…….
9/11/2015 at 6:24 pm
Yes, that’s very true. Truly terrible that people anywhere in the world have to live like this…
9/12/2015 at 5:46 am
So uncomfortable. It looks as if you tilted the camera to help him up a little.
Maybe the act of your observation changed the scene, causing the cyclist to “see” the supine man.
My focus though, is on the approaching Yurei.
9/12/2015 at 10:25 am
Ah, yes. Wonder if she would have looked at him too?
Good call. Hadn’t thought of my presence changing things, but yes, you are very likely spot on.
Hans ter Horst says
9/12/2015 at 3:02 pm
Great photo, this one packs a punch when you realize the reaction of the man on the bicycle; I really wonder what he’s thinking.
9/12/2015 at 9:15 pm
Cheers. Likewise. I’d like to think it was concern, or an attempt to comprehend how a growing number of people in Tokyo are left to live like that. But I’m not exactly confident of that…
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