La ville est mon boudoir

Posted by Paco Díaz (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) on 21 July 2010 in Documentary & Street.


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Marie LC from France

C'est infiniment triste de voir cette détresse grandissante dans la capitale comme dans beaucoup d'autres lieux du monde.

21 Jul 2010 5:50am

@Marie LC: Bonjour, Marie, aujourd'hui je ne peux pas entrer dans ta page ?¿

STEED from Somewhere, France

Image emplie d'Humanité.......Tellement vraie et tristement réelle.......Superbe...

21 Jul 2010 6:56am

Yvon from Orleans, France

ce ne sont pas les vacances pour tout le monde, ayons une pensée pour ces gens démunis et surtout seuls

21 Jul 2010 6:59am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Un punto de vista picado impresionante! Ya veo que hoy se impone una reflexión profunda. Hace unos instantes he visto imágenes que nos recuerdan nuestro duro paso por la vida... hoy se impone reflexionar en Am3! Una escena más para añadir al grueso de la idea! Ante todo... te deseo un buen día amigo! Un abrazo Adela

21 Jul 2010 7:04am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Une photo très touchante

21 Jul 2010 7:13am

k@ from Paris, France

Quel titre, quel point de vue, c'est fort, Paco.

21 Jul 2010 7:45am

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

Un immense boudoir où mon seul luxe est le carton ! Oui, quel titre et quel pdv !

21 Jul 2010 7:54am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Contrastes, cada vez, si cabe, más pronunciados. Excelente punto de vista.

21 Jul 2010 8:39am

QB from Canada

Ah, there's so much here. The angle (from above) and the distance (67mm) -- aren't these the way we always see people sleeping on the street: from above and at a distance?

There's some lens compression, too. The man is slightly flattened against the road. But at the same time, the perspective shows us buildings that almost seem to loom over him. Because even without being inside the buildings, his shelter is the street. And the street includes the very buildings into which he has been denied entry, or has denied himself.

It's the same here, of course. Same scene.

21 Jul 2010 8:47am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

So sad that this is his bedroom and all his belongings are able to be carried in one bag. Great bird's eye view of another side of life.

21 Jul 2010 9:12am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Great street documentary shot Paco. Perfect viewpoint

21 Jul 2010 9:23am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

entre luxe (jolie voiture) et pauvreté.... l'écart grandit

21 Jul 2010 9:27am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

He's taking a nap ;) A great shot. I like the POV and perspective.

21 Jul 2010 9:29am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

WOW, qué dura es la vida!

21 Jul 2010 10:08am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Une image forte ! C'est triste... on voit de plus en plus de malheureux dans les grandes villes ! Bonne journée Paco :)

21 Jul 2010 10:43am

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Como dice Adela, un picado extraordinario! Y la reflexión sobre la vida y el destino de cada uno...Una imagen fuerte que te lleva a la reflexión sobre muchas cosas, las que son importantes y las que no tanto. Un abrazo!

21 Jul 2010 11:09am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Excellent title . Very beautiful POV . Perfect details in a good framing .

21 Jul 2010 11:37am

Aboololo from Govashir, Iran

lovely shot . great .

21 Jul 2010 12:06pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Cool ! He even did not try to find any bench somewhere close , but straight on the street he took a nap ! That is called - freedom !!!

21 Jul 2010 12:17pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A great look at the huge disparity between the have's and the have nots in our cities...a superb POV Paco...well done!

21 Jul 2010 12:59pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I would love to be like him, able to sleep

21 Jul 2010 1:12pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Amazing shot from this angle! It really hits you hard. Having nothing. Besides the cars. The trash collection. Nothing but a piece of cardboard to sleep on. Extraordinary.

21 Jul 2010 1:43pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

fascinating image!! one could make up a number of stories to this image!! good job!!

21 Jul 2010 2:29pm

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Una imagen de denuncia o más bien de "espejo". Es una fotografia impactante pero me gusta verla sin hacer juicios de valor... verse obligado a vivir así, en contra de su voluntad, no debería existir en ningún país de Europa. Ojalá sea un alma libre que usa su derecho a vivir la vida a su manera! Por cierto, a parte de los programas que te comenté que uso, también puede marcar una diferencia que utilizo una Pen Tablet, me acostumbré a ella hace años y no sé usar el ordenador sin ella.

21 Jul 2010 3:01pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

I pot ser la d'un nombre creixent de persones amb ocupacions que s'estan convertint cada vegada més rars. Magnífica i la imatge en moviment. Bona nit.

21 Jul 2010 4:45pm

mike from cap d'agde, France

Joli coup d'oeil!

21 Jul 2010 5:14pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He doesn't seem the "typical" street person at all. It just shows how tough times have gotten.

21 Jul 2010 5:18pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

So sad to people sleeping like this but I think its good to document it like this, I am working on a series of shots of people on the street, ranging from people like this forced to choosing to sleep on the street to average everyday people

21 Jul 2010 5:38pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

This photo is awesome Paco! This photo gets people of us are talking right now. But there is something different and special. It almost has a message or could have many! This is telling me that this might not possibly be a street person at all but just a dude that while out riding needed to sleep and squeezed into the one car spot with another car, he pulled out his yoga mat and sacked it right there. He felt relaxed enough to even take off his shoes and lay out his pure spring water! He was on top of the world :) I Really LIKE this photo!!

21 Jul 2010 7:37pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

The picture is stunning, but I find the topic quite sad!

21 Jul 2010 7:55pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

paris and all its wonders

21 Jul 2010 8:43pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

great social commentary shot, well done

22 Jul 2010 2:23am

Becky from los angeles, United States

amazing street shot! amazing POV.

22 Jul 2010 2:24am

rem_la from Villiers, France

triste monde !

22 Jul 2010 5:30am

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Amazing shot with a special point of vieuw. Very strong capture!

22 Jul 2010 7:37am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

There are many possible interpretations of this shot! You had a good chance to find it and use your camera...

23 Jul 2010 5:54am

Canon EOS 50D
1/20 second
ISO 1600
67 mm


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