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    rob marshall

    It's all about timing and composition, I think.

    Amazing shots. I just wish I could do as well as this.

    http://www.charliecolmer.com/Colmer/page2735

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    Re: It's all about timing and composition, I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    Amazing shots.
    Indeed. Worth close study just in terms of composition, backgrounds etc etc.

    The various payments of homage to Cartier-Bresson show that Colmer was indeed influenced by him.

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    Re: It's all about timing and composition, I think.

    Timing, composition, and money. Don't know how he makes money from 142 images in a paperback priced at less than 20. I was told the going rate for model release was 50 or even more by a couple of journalists, admittedly they wasn't British though.

    I can remember doing street photography in 2000 in London with a point and shoot, it was very easy, nobody even bothered; I got wino's at the entrance to Victoria bus station, down and outs sleeping in the rain outside a shopping centre, theatricals in expensive dresses one with her shoes removed sitting on a bench in the West End, a Scottish giant lying across the entrance to a club with a doorman holding a brolly over him, he knicked my ciggies, to a squirrel in St James at 6am.

    All gone now such is the internet. I miss the ease by which I could take pictures.

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    Re: It's all about timing and composition, I think.

    I liked them all but was especially drawn to #15.

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    Re: It's all about timing and composition, I think.

    What a great sense of the right moment he has. Not just for capturing action but also know how to place a certain person in the composition.
    But what a shame there's a copyright mark on each single one of them. The composition guides your eye perfectly to where it should go, until this is rudely disturbed by a very ugly copyright mark.

    Especially 12/40. It takes all the attention to where it makes absolutely no sense. What a shame.
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    Re: It's all about timing and composition, I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by JK6065 View Post
    But what a shame there's a copyright mark on each single one of them. The composition guides your eye perfectly to where it should go, until this is rudely disturbed by a very ugly copyright mark.

    Especially 12/40. It takes all the attention to where it makes no sense. What a shame.
    I'm just guessing, Jeroen, but he's publishing a book, so maybe his publisher asked him to mark them. He doesn't normally do it on his Flickr images.

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    Re: It's all about timing and composition, I think.

    Thank you for mentioning his Flickr page.
    Over there the photographs look so much better.

    Thank you for posting.

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    Re: It's all about timing and composition, I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by JK6065 View Post
    Thank you for mentioning his Flickr page.
    Over there the photographs look so much better.

    Thank you for posting.
    Make yourself a contact of his on Flickr. He posts quite a lot, and you can see his new shots.

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