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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Picture I took of a Guitarist



This I took for I magazine.
Artists are free, you can't break their hands nor can you nail them to the ground.

19 Comments:

Blogger NAR said...

Very nice composition and colors. you make me want to make nice pictured too. My first impression however, was that the quitarist is fake. He looks too boyish - no pun intended. Is he real?

--nar

November 17, 2005 5:03 PM  
Blogger Sabri Hakim said...

Thank you Nar, please elaborate on "that the quitarist is fake. He looks too boyish" ??

November 17, 2005 6:11 PM  
Blogger NAR said...

Well, at first glance, he struck me as a fashion model, not an authentic guitarist. I imagine authentic guitarist as having personality, perhaps a mustache or a wise smile, or even a belly. I feel that because he poses with his foot against the white wall, he cannot be from this environment he is put in. If it were his wall, or his uncles, he would not make it dirty with his foot. Also, he holds the guitar as if he is pretending to be a guitarist. I think a real one would not need to fake he is playing for the picture, maybe he would just hold it from it’s neck and hang down, or hold it horizontally. The best pose would be one where he actually plays the guitar to some kids or to himself for practice.

Now, tell me, is he real?

--nar

November 17, 2005 6:31 PM  
Blogger Sabri Hakim said...

Yes he is, as little as i know about guitarist i thought this was the traditional pose, ps. he was playing while i took the shot, and, this is the roof of a commercial building.

November 17, 2005 6:36 PM  
Anonymous Samir said...

I like the contrast the sky makes with the wall..
Nar is convincing. I didn't see it at first, but now I agree with: "Also, he holds the guitar as if he is pretending to be a guitarist. I think a real one would not need to fake he is playing for the picture, maybe he would just hold it from it’s neck and hang down".

I like the picture, It's certainly eye-catching.

November 17, 2005 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Samir said...

"this is the roof of a commercial building. "

Wow, I felt it was in Mexican village.. I heard children speaking portogues in my head, and spanish music in the background!
lol

November 17, 2005 6:59 PM  
Blogger Sabri Hakim said...

great samir, for that was my aim, (its in Um uthaina if you know it) check this picture out,

http://cache.gettyimages.com/thumb/6584-000095.jpg?x=x&a=6584-000095&b=PHO&t=1

this is the pose that i was going for,

November 17, 2005 7:05 PM  
Blogger NAR said...

Sabri,

I guess I was totally wrong about him. In the link you give, the man wears a cowboy hat (personality) and holds the guitar more level as if he is a serious player. I think the guy is your picture looks too much like a model.
I like how you chose to have the player and the door act as pillars for the blue sky.

--nar

November 17, 2005 7:12 PM  
Blogger lulu said...

Couldn't leave this page without commenting on how striking this picture is to me, and how beautiful. It has the power to change mood/feelings. As always, great work.

November 17, 2005 7:24 PM  
Anonymous Luai said...

What a great photo!! The sky is what really drew me in. I feel though, that it is taken a little to close to the objects. The door on the left being open intrigues me. As do the shadows. The man in the picture doesn't seem to playing "naturally"..as he is looking off as if daydreaming rather than playing a nice melody. But the contrast with the sky and building is spectacular! 9.5/10

November 17, 2005 7:58 PM  
Blogger Sabri Hakim said...

lulu thank you, always good to have your vote.

luai 9.5 is even more than i would have given it, thank you, your comments and the comments of samir and nar do enlighten me, i will definitely pay closer attention to details next time, if i want to act like a professional i must be criticized as! one thanks again.

November 17, 2005 8:05 PM  
Blogger ghaloosh said...

i swear to god i posted a comment but it's gone somewhere in the void, anyways what i wanted to say is that i liked the pic, the combination of the guy (both guitarist and model like) is interesting ;)
the elements are neat..
i really like ur work..

November 18, 2005 1:06 AM  
Blogger M!R@CHK@ said...

Impressive i adore the guitar

November 18, 2005 2:04 AM  
Blogger Sabri Hakim said...

Ghaloosh, I, like you found the commenting procedure on blogger very challenging.

Mira I had a feeling you were into guitars

November 18, 2005 9:13 AM  
Blogger niwhsa said...

thats a mind blowing pic. excellent composition of the colors. the hues are fabulous.

November 18, 2005 10:12 AM  
Blogger niwhsa said...

BTW, what camera do you use?

November 18, 2005 10:37 AM  
Blogger Tololy said...

Oh this fellow reminds me of Lobo. Lovely picture Sabri, you seem to never seize to impress.

November 18, 2005 6:27 PM  
Blogger Sabri Hakim said...

Thank you Tololy.

November 18, 2005 7:45 PM  
Anonymous Eneida Castro said...

Que lindo!
Very nice!
Eu gostei muito.
I like very much.
beijo.
kiss.

November 19, 2005 8:12 AM  

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