Raymond Depardon

‘Raymond Depardon captures his first impressions of life in 12 of the world’s most populous cities in a new exhibition opening in London today. Setting out to lose himself in each place, the resulting photographs show unguarded images of people going about their everyday lives’

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I really like this image.  I like the guys pose, You cant tell if he is angry and cursing or just happy and praising the sky. Its a powerful image him looking out over the river to the Shanghai sky line, makes me think of how little we are and what incredible things we are capable of  achieving.

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He doesn’t stay in the cities for long, so all the pictures are quite ‘touristy’ never the less his good use of colour and framing makes the images interesting and thought provoking. They have a exploring element to them, where he is getting his first glimpses of the city and shares with us what he finds which explain his feelings of the city and people.

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http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2010/apr/23/raymond-depardon-cities-photography-exhibition#/?picture=361809814&index=7

 

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