Monday, January 02, 2006

01-02 Anthony

Father of three, holder of four jobs, specializes in serving drinks and cleaning up at parties thrown by expatriates and the well-heeled in Colombo. Since the recent escalation of violence in Sri Lanka, life has become more difficult for him. Anthony is a Tamil Christian living in a context where ethnic divisions are emphasized, and the poor have few political, social and economic rights. A few days ago, during a day when the police in Colombo rounded up 900 Tamils for suspicion of affiliation to the LTTE rebels, Anthony, his family and neighbors were under scrutiny. He wasn't detained, but went through several tough hours of questioning and waiting.
Canon 20D
Sigma 105 f/2.8 EX DG Macro
1/40 at f/2.8, ISO-400


Blogger Nordia said...

I love your portraits. They always seem to be telling a story of sort. Really great.

2/1/06 19:18  
Blogger Ben said...

Excellent portrait! The lighting and colouring is fantastic!

2/1/06 22:46  
Blogger Laurie L. Black said...

You have a see people. Not just see them, but really SEE them and you get that across in your portraits. Excellent! :)

3/1/06 03:24  
Blogger james_so said...

These portraits are great, I am really looking forward to watching this PAD for the rest of the year.

3/1/06 03:36  
Blogger mike fairbanks said...

Great start to the PAD, I love the interview aspect of each portrait and learning about the subject a little bit, very cool, brings so much more to the image than just a simple pic. btw, your list of PAD dpc'ers is incomplete, see the 1st post in the thread for the updated code. :-)

3/1/06 04:35  
Blogger Soni said...

I like where you are going with this PaD thing. I might have to try this for a project some week. Very nice images and interesting to read.

3/1/06 04:41  
Blogger pidge said...

Wow, your portraits are amazing. I look forward to seeing more of them in the year to come

3/1/06 06:29  
Blogger Rupert said...

Wow! This could easily go on a "favorite list"--the color and the focus are superb.

3/1/06 09:50  
Blogger Chuck (Hye5) said...

Excellent portrait! Great colors and you really get a sense of the subject. Wow.

3/1/06 10:07  
Blogger Jen said...

Fantastic portrait. Really great. I love the background info you supplied as well. Really helps make a connection with him.

4/1/06 07:43  

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