This Week’s Photo – UnSeen – David duChemin

This week’s image that I have selected to share for discussion is called UnSeen by David duChemin in Nepal.

It’s an image of an elderly street beggar who remains unnoticed and to a large extent – unseen by the passerby. This story is told powerfully by use of slower shutter speed to highlight the contrast between the movements of the passerby while the subject remains static.

Another element to note about this image is the powerful use of leading lines which create a strong sense of depth in the image. I suspect this image was shot at a reasonably wide focal length – which results in the leading lines converging very strongly towards the centre of the image.

I really like this image and the powerful story that it tells. You can’t help but feel connected to the subject. The image is also photographed at a perspective and level of the subject which only helps builds connection and empathy.

It’s a powerful image and one of my favourites from David.

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