Photographer's Note

So, this is another year - yet again
And what have you done???

Have you hug a stranger in the street ?

Hurry up You are already three days behind!


Photo Information
Copyright: George Grabarczyk (Polonaise) (13278)
Date Taken: 2007-11
Theme(s): TE' Family Of Men, Canadians, the others, Urban flowers [view contributor(s)]
Original date submitted: 2007-12-14 6:25
Viewed: 656
Points: 26

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melmcree (2165)
[2007-12-14 7:02]

Morning George,

Crap why did you have to mention how many days I have left? I haven't even started shopping nor have I started hugging strangers on the street! I better get started! I don't think I would be trying to hug this guy but maybe that's why he has the fist? He doesn't look like one to tango with, that's for sure. What made you switch to the Nikon versus the Canon?

Seasons Greetings,


jjcordier (12140)
[2007-12-14 7:15]

Une image trs forte dont l'effet est renforc par le noir et blanc et les forts cette zone blanche qui voque certainement la situation difficile que vit ce jeune...trs bien vu!

theblackhead (389)
[2007-12-14 11:29]

why would I hug a stranger in the street? unless if the stran. hugs me first, then that would me different story :P just joking george. need to do good deeds alright! love the expression of the eyes and face a lot...


mesutilgim (19113)
[2007-12-14 14:39]

Hello George,
Great b&w capture. Very good pov, very well composed.
TFS and best regards

faubry (25286)
[2007-12-15 1:32]

Bonjour George, i like this deep and strong glance to you.. i like these streets scenes, yes who talk with them?? very good photo, yesterday evening i was in streets Pariswith Homeless, a big pbr at this time, since 42 days they was with tent in streets with child, and yesterday it was a good new from gouvernement.. rooms fro them.... wowwwwwwwwww, but when? that is the question??? and Christmas arrive very soon..
have a good we

rushfan2112 (2813)
[2007-12-16 2:56]

Hi George.

A grea piece of street photography. The background - people walking about, wet pavements and other detritus are all just as they should be.

And then there's him. HIM. And boy does he look like a load of fun. Fists clenched and a face like daggers!

I know we mustn't judge but it's difficult not to. His nose looks like it has scrape marks on it and his jacket looks like it's seen better days. Probably not a boy scout, then?

And yet, how old is he? Mid-teens? What is it about the world that makes youngsters look like hard, weather-worn old gangsters?

Christmas? Good will and peace to all? Clap-trap. It should be all year round.

diafani (413)
[2007-12-18 9:04]

Your images have such a different feel from most of the other images on TrekEarth. Very moody and powerful, very human. Makes me think about digging up some of my old negatives from my street-photography days in New York City, circa 1974.

tamatree (145)
[2008-04-20 0:46]

Great image. I love the way you have framed it. The sores on his nose make his hard, untrusting expression (like an explaination)which is finished off nicely as your eye moves down to his anxious hands....resting upright against the shop window for the personal ease of knowing that his back is covered. Well seen!

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