Having just spent two delightful weeks in Turkey I am now reviewing the images I have taken and this one keeps coming back to me as if the character in it is haunting me! Taken in the Izmir bazaar it is to my view a powerful image that sends out a message. My only consideration was how to process it.
It was taken in raw format and obviously in colour, but I think that a monochrome version of the image is much stronger as the colour in the original photograph was distracting. Here is the photograph:
So what is my interpretation of the image? The image is un-cropped and appears as it came out of the camera. The blurred lady in the foreground is dressed in western clothes and laden with shopping bags. Behind is a blind man with hand out begging and behind the beggar is a smiling Muslim mother carrying a child.
There is so much to be read into this photograph. Recently I heard a photographer say that he doesn’t take pictures but pictures find him. How true!
All images contained on this website remain the property of Roger Bradley. Images may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, projected, or used in any way without express written permission.