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General => Wild Dog Pictures => Topic started by: Etienne2T on April 17, 2013, 11:49:57 am

Title: "homeless photography"
Post by: Etienne2T on April 17, 2013, 11:49:57 am
Seems to be a trend among "photographers" to take pics of homeless people, I'm not really one for that, but I took this on my phone while busy at work, I feel it tells a strong story of struggle.

Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: subie on April 17, 2013, 11:58:40 am
I don't see the struggle in the pic.
I see hopelessness rather.
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Post by: Captain Zef on April 17, 2013, 12:05:10 pm
But they sitting in front of their home. Stop making fun of poor people. They kill you ;D
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Post by: Captain Zef on April 17, 2013, 12:54:45 pm
Ons tuinier ;D

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/17/hehyru7y.jpg)
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: subie on April 17, 2013, 01:01:52 pm
Ons tuinier ;D

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/17/hehyru7y.jpg)

Ek kan nou weer struggle daarin lees maar geen hopelessness nie. :)
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: Captain Zef on April 18, 2013, 12:56:01 am
Ja hy is altyd moerse happy met n bottel wyn in die hand.
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: BMBob on April 18, 2013, 05:36:14 am
Seems to be a trend among "photographers" to take pics of homeless people, I'm not really one for that, but I took this on my phone while busy at work, I feel it tells a strong story of struggle.


You must struggle to strip a car like this with the wrong tools.
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: Hatchet on April 18, 2013, 09:14:02 am
QUITE A NUMBER OF YEARs back i did this with my SLR camera. took pics of bergies digging ion bin, homeless peeps take from above, all kinds of Cape Town pics of the homeless.

still wonder how the pics would have turned out, just as i finished the spool i got mugged walking back from work by a bunch of kids with crocodile dundee knife. buggers!
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: J-dog on April 18, 2013, 10:12:09 am
Seems to be a trend among "photographers" to take pics of homeless people, I'm not really one for that, but I took this on my phone while busy at work, I feel it tells a strong story of struggle.



To me they look very happy doing bugger all. I'll bet that wreck stays in front of that house forever.
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: GEE-SH on April 18, 2013, 10:17:56 am
How do you take photos of homeless people without offending them, ... money?  From my experience working in townships in Gauteng and here down in the Easteern Cape, you evoke big emotions if you point a camera at anyone or their way of living.
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: Bensien on April 18, 2013, 10:26:12 am
I have an assignment to shoot GoPro type footage of an informal settlement. I have been putting it off because I find the subject too depressing, especially the idea of going scouting first to find a location with the right amount of squalor.
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 12, 2013, 01:39:58 pm
A while back I was contracted to do a photoshoot for a client in Dubai. I headed off to Kenya and into a place called Huruma. Its one of the largest ghettos in Africa. Ater completeing that assignment I was bleak for ages after. It was having to see how people are forced to live when there is practically no hope of a better future and all the odds are stacked against them to succeed at anything meaningful. here are a few of the snaps I took on that assignment

(http://darkhorsestudios.co.za/includes/jQueryGallery/images/jQueryGallery1/album1/lightbox/Shanty-town-2.jpg)
(http://darkhorsestudios.co.za/includes/jQueryGallery/images/jQueryGallery1/album1/lightbox/throw-away-man.jpg)
(http://darkhorsestudios.co.za/includes/jQueryGallery/images/jQueryGallery1/album1/lightbox/Shanty-town-1.jpg)
(http://darkhorsestudios.co.za/includes/jQueryGallery/images/jQueryGallery1/album1/lightbox/child-in-doorway.jpg)
(http://darkhorsestudios.co.za/includes/jQueryGallery/images/jQueryGallery1/album1/lightbox/Kenya002.jpg)
(http://darkhorsestudios.co.za/includes/jQueryGallery/images/jQueryGallery1/album1/lightbox/Kenya003.jpg)
(http://darkhorsestudios.co.za/includes/jQueryGallery/images/jQueryGallery1/album1/lightbox/Kenya004.jpg)
(http://darkhorsestudios.co.za/includes/jQueryGallery/images/jQueryGallery1/album1/lightbox/Kenya005.jpg)
(http://darkhorsestudios.co.za/includes/jQueryGallery/images/jQueryGallery1/album1/lightbox/Kenya010.jpg)


Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: Geotraveller on August 12, 2013, 01:50:47 pm
Powerful images.
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Post by: Kawaki on August 12, 2013, 08:13:07 pm
A picture paints a thousand words ;)
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: Rynet on August 13, 2013, 06:36:01 am
I have an assignment to shoot GoPro type footage of an informal settlement. I have been putting it off because I find the subject too depressing, especially the idea of going scouting first to find a location with the right amount of squalor.

I would love an assignment like that . Wouldn't find it depressing. People have their sorrows everywhere and its amazing how happy many people are living even in the worse conditions  . People are so resourceful and usually just get on with it and make the most of their circumstances. And many people love getting their photos taken if you interact with them on their level , not from pity . I often tell my bergie friend that I envy his life and then he always laughs for long , but hey he gets to sit on the street corner all day and drink and party and swear and socialise with everyone .  :imaposer: I must go get a pic of him, old Scorpion.  ;)

Lekker pics guys  :thumleft: . When I see photos like this , I know I must really try and figure out how my camera works.
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: JMOL on August 13, 2013, 06:54:55 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: Wooly Bugger on August 14, 2013, 12:49:52 pm
eish, nice pics!
Cap Zef's horticultural engineer reminds me of JonW.
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: N[]vA on August 14, 2013, 05:59:31 pm
Thread reminded me of a pic I took when I first moved to Vietnam, still comes to mind here and there and really has stuck with me as a display of disparity between rich and poor over here
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/s720x720/403620_246543885410660_275131812_n.jpg)

Sorta became a sanity check for me in a way as you see this every day and it becomes such common place that you almost learn to overlook it..  :-\
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: MickeyT on August 14, 2013, 07:13:47 pm
On the outreach to Sutherland, I also got a couple...
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: Rynet on August 15, 2013, 05:58:51 am
Very good ones Mickey and Nivea ,thanks :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: Legend on August 18, 2013, 07:06:53 pm
These images tells a story. Here are some I took in Haiti.

(http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/gallery/data/521/Haitian_survivers.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/91.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/91.jpg.html)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/93.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/93.jpg.html)
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: Offshore on September 11, 2013, 01:42:43 pm
Very good ones Mickey and Nivea ,thanks :thumleft: :thumleft:
+1
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: dw1 on September 11, 2013, 08:37:42 pm
People in shacks are not homeless! Some of them are very proud of the homes they built and are living in - especially as they have very little resources. Some of those "squatter" villages have a very vibrant comunity and are happier than lots of folks in their mansions just one step ahead of the debt collectors.

Sometimes I wonder why we keep pitying these poor guys instead we should in lots of cases envy them for their resourcefulness and never say die attitudes to survive against all odds.

I have taken many pics also of people who live in such places and were often amazed at the joy some of them still have in their lives which you only realise if you communicate with them on their turf.
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: stevo on September 11, 2013, 09:21:22 pm
Did anyone else notice that the streets in the Kenya photos had very little rubbish lying around??? we have more crap strewn around our town centre (near taxi rank). and we pay taxes?????

Just because you poor doesn't mean you have no pride.
Title: Re: "homeless photography"
Post by: bronzy on September 12, 2013, 10:15:26 am
Seems to be a trend among "photographers" to take pics of homeless people, I'm not really one for that, but I took this on my phone while busy at work, I feel it tells a strong story of struggle.


this is the way the whole country is going VIVA ANC VIVA !!!! :thumleft: