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Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 26 April 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Photographed in city centre Athens a few weeks ago.

NIKON D700 1/125 second F/9.0 ISO 200 21 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A very funny picture. The small stomach of the man is almost as round as his balloons.

26 Apr 2012 5:23am

Punit from Pune, India

Lovely street shot (I can't remember the last time when I saw a street shot coming from your camera, Ian!).

26 Apr 2012 5:37am

Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom

I love the contrast!

26 Apr 2012 6:19am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Very evocative title.
The mood in the picture is very representative of what we hear here about the actual ambiance in Athens.

26 Apr 2012 6:34am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Happy-sad ! :-) :-) :-)

26 Apr 2012 8:33am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

It's Athens, Greece, no wonder his face looks like shit. Poor bloke.

26 Apr 2012 9:14am

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

there is a nice mystic about this urban b&w photo, and from the looks of the man he sells many balloons.

26 Apr 2012 10:37am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Awesome photo, Ian! I was absolutely honored to shoot photos with you last weekend. Just got back to the States about 10 hours ago. Can't wait to go through my pictures today!

26 Apr 2012 10:58am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Works for me! Lovely contrast between his demeanour and product. A successful, stylish diversification here.

26 Apr 2012 12:14pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Quite an ironic subject - and an excellent street portrait!

26 Apr 2012 12:38pm

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Brilliant, great street portrait and when you know the location it adds another level to the image.

26 Apr 2012 4:22pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great photo! the composition and tonal range are as always superb - i like the wavy pavement pattern here the most - it almost threw me of balance and made the scene vibrate in front of me before realising these were not optical distortions!

27 Apr 2012 2:37am

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

what a contrast! excellent street photo!

27 Apr 2012 1:50pm

shoter from United Kingdom

The pooh bear balloon and the sellers expression make the shot.

28 Apr 2012 11:21am

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

He must sell a lot of those balloons to feed that tummy :) Nice b&w.

29 Apr 2012 4:23pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

I like the way the lines guide the eye through the composition.

29 Apr 2012 10:30pm

k@ from Paris, France

Such a depth of feelings in this contrasted humain portrait, bravo - it says so much of their situation, doesn't it ?

30 Apr 2012 9:12pm

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Excellente ! Un peu triste aussi.

29 Aug 2012 11:54am

1/125 second
ISO 200
21 mm (35mm equiv.)