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Chop suey time by valkeeja Chop suey time by valkeeja
This homeless guy was guzzling his chinese meal all alone in this park in Chinatown New York - USA.
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:iconkaradi83:
karadi83 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice composition! wtg
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:iconvalkeeja:
valkeeja Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
thanks
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:iconbelindamary:
belindamary Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
bless his little heart...
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:iconprox83:
prox83 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice Street-Art.
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:iconvalkeeja:
valkeeja Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
thanks a lot mate
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WaterStreetNorth Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is an excellent PJ image. He is alone and possibly prefers it that way. He is enjoying his meal in his own way. I like the composition and the leading line of his staff. My only issue is the tilt as seen in the background vertical lines and the horizontal top of the planter right behind the man.
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:iconvalkeeja:
valkeeja Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
lots of thanks for your feedback
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:iconmyraincheck:
myraincheck Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
:icontheyardplayground: comment: more a portrait than a street image because the background doesn't give info to contextualize the image and no interactions between people and background or between people are going on. That said, I love the details of the image and in particular how the man needs to be close to what he is watching...it is tender and moving. And his stick...it looks lot be a broom handle, which tells a thousand words about the conditions of this man.
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:iconvalkeeja:
valkeeja Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
many thanks for your comment..
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:iconpatrickmonnier:
PatrickMonnier Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Kind of sad but good capture.
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:iconmyoung4828:
myoung4828 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
the photo has such a nice street feel to it
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:iconblubirdss:
Blubirdss Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh good lord,help the world :depressed:
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:icondravazed:
Dravazed Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Thanks again. [link]
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:icondravazed:
Dravazed Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Let me know if you want to have this image/page tweeted.
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:iconvalkeeja:
valkeeja Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
sure, please post me the link.
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:iconteresaperezphotos:
teresaperezphotos Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   Photographer
i love this photo ! NICE JOB !
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:iconvalkeeja:
valkeeja Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
thanks a lot =)
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:iconivigrey:
ivigrey Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
It's just amazing! I can only imagine the feeling that you try when you capture a moment like this. Compliments!
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SenecaFalls66 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I do believe you captured the mood and feeling incredibly well in this shot. It's like he's right in front of me. Great job, despite the sadness.
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:iconthestoyteller:
TheStoyTeller Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is a very nice photo. It tells a very plain but real story about this mans life in a way. Well done!
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FurBabyPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Absolutely wonderful, so much emotion in this photo.
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kuznec82 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
love this !!
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:iconpotzuyoko:
potzuyoko Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I love this photo! I love street photography, it capture moments that are pure and natural. I feel very sorry for this man and I hope he enjoyed that meal.
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Blackegg13 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
So sad :iconcriesplz:
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:iconrobinberglund:
RobinBerglund Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
This is so amazing yet so sad. I really, really enjoyed this.
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Metro34496 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow on of sadness photo a have aver seen
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unholycookie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I love this portrait. Sadness is not my initial reaction though, as it is for so many others. He has a big pile of chop suey and a nice place to sit. Sometimes, you just have to live in the moment.
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:iconvalkeeja:
valkeeja Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thanks, optimism is the best way to see life.
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:iconliliot:
liliot Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
:'( sometimes I wonder... If I were homeless, who would stop and give me some food or maybe a dollar? I see these people sometimes and wonder sadly........
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cr1stelle Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh, I see guys like this all the time in New York, albeit usually without the food :(. I have to admit I don't usually give them money (better support homeless shelters then just hand them change, imo) but it always makes me sad to see them on the streets or curled up on benches at the subway station when I go to work in the morning. Really moving shot.
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valkeeja Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thanks. Yeah, unfortunately he wasnīt the only one.
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Mod-a-holic Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
The depth of field in this picture brings out the man even more, splendid job. I have the deepest respect for someone like this, it may sound weird but imagine life without anyone to fall back on :( I always give these people money, in the hope to make just that one day seem less depressing than the other. Couldn't imagine being alone like that. Really sad. But again, a strong and realistic capture of this single moment :thumbsup:
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:iconvalkeeja:
valkeeja Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thanks a lot for the compliments. Thatīs true what you said: Living alone must be hard.
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:iconfimma:
Fimma Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student
To be honest I wanted to cry seeng him, it is so pity

But you did a good job, taking such photo)
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JosephMayo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great contast
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:iconlndfrance:
LNDFrance Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome shot :)
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KapellanIXLegion Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wanna give him some money for food and clothes....it's sad to know that he spend rest of his live...alone...maybe it's a most bad thing in world...
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sannwald Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Does not lack impact. :tears:
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FallenAngel3294 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Photographer
Wow I love the concept of this piece its sooo powerful
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:iconraenm:
Raenm Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful impact, it's a very sad thing, isn't it.
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:iconfuzzricketts:
fuzzricketts Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I want to give that man a big hug right now..
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:iconarte-de-junqueiro:
Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot - but what a sad commentary on life...
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:iconjakubl:
JakubL Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
did you pay him? or can i use your picture for getting famous as well....
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:iconvalkeeja:
valkeeja Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
The shot was taken in public place and I don't need his permission for publication. I'm not trying to disprespect him anyway. And sure, if you see me somewhere out there, please take a picture of me =).
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:iconjakubl:
JakubL Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
be sure i would not :)
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Noctudelic Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
As a side note: in Germany it's actually forbidden to publish a potrait without the permission of the person (there are also some exceptions though).
Of course I have no idea what's legal in America.

Still, great photo! I always prefer giving the homeless people food. I'm afraid they could spend money on alcohol or drugs.
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JACAC Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
s a d . a n d . f a n t a s t i c . d o c u m e n t
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CaptainNuss Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this one has an impact. It's probably the saddest picture I've seen recently. "Well done" doesn't feel like the right choice of words, even though it is indeed very well done.

What did you do after taking the picture?
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:iconvalkeeja:
valkeeja Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thanks a lot your kind words. After taking the picture, I let the man enjoy his meal and continued exploring the chinatown.
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Powerful capture, true to the world we live in. I love how this man is focused on his food with a broomstick walking cane resting near him.
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