Challenge: Motivational/Demotivational Poster (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A550
Lens: Sony SAL-16105 DT 16-105mm
Date: Sep 28, 2011
Galleries: Emotive, Children
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2011
|This is a setup shot. I dont do drugs. (or denial is the first symptom :)
But really, i have long wanted to shoot for something like this. My son is always willing to pose as my model for any shot i try to come up with, yet reluctant in showing emotions and expressions when i try to coach him.
In the end, like always, he usually lets me shoot about 30 to 40 shots before he internalizes what i want him to do. And he usually delivers. Although this is not the exact expression I wanted him to project, I had to settle with it, because if i ask more from him, he threatens to take my iPad as form of payment. Smart boy. :)
The concept is quite simple. It's something that I was blessed not to grow up with. But the boy that my son is portraying in this shot is someone who im sure is very real - maybe someone i know, or someone you know.
My son is too young to understand what I was trying to achieve in this shot. So in reality, I am the one imagining here.
There is no perfect world, but at least a world without abusive people can be wished for.
[Oct. 2nd, 2011 01:25:06 PM]
Yes, this is a depressing photo. It is not demotivational. I did not intend it to be.
Once you get over the depression part, i hope you come back to this photo. This was meant as a motivational poster. I let you see what you do not want to see in real life so that you do everything not to let it happen. I apologise if this image makes you sad, but sometimes you have to see images like this to motivate you to achieve the opposite.
[Oct. 6th, 2011 12:08:39 PM]
This image started with a strong 7.5 and stayed there for a while.
It slid down to. 5.5
it managed to get back to a 6.0
Hope it stays there.
There is a strong love and hate for this image from voters. I totally understand.
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