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6 Cigarettes

Photo was taken in Hamburg . I noticed this guy walking on the streets while i was taking a photo in hamburg so i followed him. He stopped just across the central train station i went and asked him if i can take a photo iwhile i was reaching for some change to give him.

he said he doesn't want any change

all he said was : ''I want to smoke'' while he was scratching his skin all over his arms.

so i went to some guy in the train station just across the street and asked him for a few cigarettes ...of course ive paid for them.

i took the photo and i gave this guy 6 cigarettes( it was all that guy gave me )...thats why i name the photo like this. I know this guy deserves more than 6 cigarettes but thats all he wanted from me.

i hope you will like the photo

Comments 13

  • Berthold Klammer 11/22/2008 15:59

    HI Daniel,
    great shot!! I wish that I had been there....and made it...

    Just a tiny idea: perhaps this strong photo gets even more when you darken the background. Eyes first look for the lights and then pass around to the subject itself...just try it...

    regards Berthold

  • Philipp92 09/24/2008 22:14

    the title and the story are very touching. and of cause a nice shot!
  • Alexandra Baltog 09/20/2008 19:22

    fantastic work !
  • Maria João Arcanjo 09/03/2008 14:29

    I know this man. I photgraphed him by a big sport store. My photo is not as brilliant as yours! TOP.
  • Alexey Bowcock 08/22/2008 11:22

    Very good and emotionally strong picture with great colour accents! Wonderful! Regards, Alex. 10+++++++++++
  • BRYAN CRUTE 08/21/2008 21:48

    Fantastic potrait !
    Such a sad story of how low we can become.

  • Claire SA 08/21/2008 21:17

    wonderful portrait!
  • Pascal Viyer 08/21/2008 20:24

    nice portrait !!
  • poly 08/21/2008 13:28

    strong portrait! touching look
  • Jess Pasco 08/21/2008 12:33

    Nice story and wonderful portrait, the expression touch me a lot.

  • Ken Piros 08/21/2008 12:25

    Very good portrait. I like the DOF you used, and the story along with the shot was very interesting. Well done!
  • Ilhan Gunay 08/21/2008 11:56

    It worths more than six, I guess
  • Claude Coeudevez 08/21/2008 11:49

    Stunning portrait !