A picture can paint a thousand words, and to me this one says so much. The concept is very strong and you can feel the emotions in this immage. I feel as though I am looking in with the young girl, a very thought provoking piece with so many levelles. Do you percieve it as one who has been cheeted on, or one who is in love with but unable to reach and show their feelings for the young man inside, I like the fact that the windows are not clean so the vision of the couple is unclear, the picture doesn't show the couple as concted there fore leaving us with another thought, could the two inside be no more than freinds or relatives? You can sense the need, and desire to go inside and convey feelings from the young girl looking in but there is the impending fear too that it may be a mistake. An incredibly open but deep running picture that tells more than one story depending on who is interpreting it. A great technique, Deffinitely origional,, And the impact in this is brilliant because of how it makes me think Visual indepth
Actually, I kind of disagree with the critique on this work. Yes, it's a beautiful photo (that's why I favorited it), but it doesn't convey the feeling of heartbreak. The girl is too sexualized for that to work -- her pose is not of someone who feels left out, it's a pose of a model, doing her job. Plus the foggy windows give the impression that it's cold outside -- why is she wearing a summer dress? The people inside look more dressed than she is.
I like the idea behind it, and the composition of this photo is very good, but it doesn't incite emotion or empathy in me. Basically because the girl is not acting the part (and perhaps the costume design is an issue too).
Great shot! I love the concept and emotion in this. This shot displays a story very well and beautifully. The dirty window serves as a barrier between the girl and the other two people, symbolizing the blockade in their relationship and the unclear/unpure truth. The fact that we are also behind the barrier makes us feel as if we were in the girl’s position, staring out to a room with nothing but chairs and shadows. The silhouettes symbolize a few things: we are looking at their dark side (cheating is considered unpure and dark) and that we don’t see (or in the case of the girl in the photo, “feel”) what we once saw in them before.
Once again, beautiful photo. It’s quite touching and emotional.
"I don't think either of you saw me, but you were hard to miss - you were the only two people in the cafe, besides the waitress. I guess I can't really be sure what I saw yet - you two weren't exactly cuddling and kissing and being really obviously lovey-dovey. You weren't even sitting that close together. But you two sure talked a lot, and she sure knew how to make you laugh. You never laugh that much when you talk to me, was all I could think at the time. I didn't recognize her, so I guess she could have been just a friend. She could have been your sister, for all I know; I remember you mentioned you have one. But I'm always going to wonder, because I'm not brave enough to ask, and I'm not brave enough to tell you the real reason why I'm acting so strange today."
...and so I clung to the window like a stalker, instead of going inside to figure out what the hell was going on, and possibly dumping your two-timing self. (And then later, as I was arrested for loitering, I wondered if you noticed. Did you notice me? Did you see? ....Will you come bail me out?)