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vanilli
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Aug 05, 2014 13:30 |  #1

The first in an upcoming series, thinking of calling it Lovers 50+ -- its just portaits like this of couples who have been together for 20/25 years, and they have to be over 50 years. Maybe a little text should follow each image - something I can quote them for, but not sure of the questions yet..

Critique are most welcome :)

Shot with 35mm, natural light from window (arranged the curtains so I could have some contrast), iso 160, f/2.2, 1/250.

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Aug 05, 2014 15:07 |  #2

I LOVE the concept. Kind of Humans Of...

As far as the image, I like it. Very much represents long term love. Gritty and real. Looking forward to seeing more.


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Aug 05, 2014 17:43 |  #3

Nice idea - great start.


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Aug 05, 2014 20:29 |  #4

It is an interesting concept, nice shot too. Looking forward to seeing more.


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Aug 06, 2014 18:50 |  #5

LOVE it! Nice concept, and the contrast sets a certain tone to it.


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Aug 07, 2014 04:43 |  #6

Thank you! Glad you see something coming out of this.

I still have trouble figuring out what the questions should be. I am somewhat hoping to capture different people and expressions - happy, angry, annoyed, sleepy, crazy and so on and so on. But need some text to go along with the images.. The expressions are important, as my frame for the project are so narrow (waist up portrait in bed doesn't give THAT many different poses).

Maybe Lovers 50+ aren't the best title, maybe Couples 50+ would be better - so people will be less biased from reading the title. Don't really want only to capture happy love, as I don't think thats the case for everybody (not saying/hoping they all hate each other, but long time relationships are tough sometimes :) ).




  
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Aug 07, 2014 16:06 |  #7

NIce,,, keep the work coming,,




  
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Clean ­ Gene
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Aug 08, 2014 01:39 |  #8

What's your angle here? Why portraits of lovers? And why portraits of lovers over 50, instead of portraits of lovers of any (legal) age?




  
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Aug 09, 2014 03:14 |  #9

Clean Gene, at first I thought of course people who have been together for ages love each other, this "old love".

But then I talked to a few couples about relationships - and well, they also get very annoyed with their partner. And sometimes argue for long periods, don't talk much - not everybody, of course. Some have this huge love still, after say, 30-40 years. It would be more interesting, to capture different thoughts/expressions about long time relationships.

I had a lot of random thoughts.. My angle are capturing something about the couples I find, a feeling about their partner. But I think words needs to follow, as it would be weird and hard figuring out if looking at xx amount of images without any explanation.


50+ because I think wrinkles looks amazing! But I will defiantly think about your idea. I do know a couple where 1 is 50+ but the other are not and those 2 would be amazing to bring into this project (if I can get them to say yes :)).




  
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Aug 10, 2014 03:07 |  #10

vanilli wrote in post #17085366 (external link)
Clean Gene, at first I thought of course people who have been together for ages love each other, this "old love".

But then I talked to a few couples about relationships - and well, they also get very annoyed with their partner. And sometimes argue for long periods, don't talk much - not everybody, of course. Some have this huge love still, after say, 30-40 years. It would be more interesting, to capture different thoughts/expressions about long time relationships.

I had a lot of random thoughts.. My angle are capturing something about the couples I find, a feeling about their partner. But I think words needs to follow, as it would be weird and hard figuring out if looking at xx amount of images without any explanation.


50+ because I think wrinkles looks amazing! But I will defiantly think about your idea. I do know a couple where 1 is 50+ but the other are not and those 2 would be amazing to bring into this project (if I can get them to say yes :)).


I wasn't proposing an idea, I was just asking a question.

My point being, the "lovers over 50, with text accompanying each photo" seems to be a really specific angle. So I was just curious about why, because with a concept that specific you've gotta have a reason.

I will just say that it's really hard to say anything worthwhile without seeing more images. The one image is good, but with a concept that specific it's hard to say whether or not the images lend themselves to that concept without seeing more of them. I think you just need to make more images and show them. For all I know, the work might fit the concept perfectly. Or the work might be going off into a totally different but equally fascinating direction. But as a work in progress critique of a well-formulated series, I just think you need to show more images. That one image isn't nearly enough for me to say how well the concept is working. That one image could branch off into all sorts of directions.




  
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