Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Heavy on my shoulders by StamatisGR Heavy on my shoulders by StamatisGR
Sometimes I feel life heavy on my shoulders...
Sometimes I wish I could just lie down like a stray dog...
Sometimes I wish I could lift my eyes from the ground and look at the sun again...

DEDICATED to all the Greek people who didn't steal any public money,
who didn't led their country to bankruptcy, who are losing their jobs and whose dreams are shot down to pieces.


______________________________________________________________
Thank you for your time to look at my picture, your kindness to comment on it
and your generosity to fav it. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2010-05-04
Heavy on my shoulders by =StamatisGR ( Featured by bQw )
:icongonio5:
Critique by gonio5 Jul 6, 2009, 5:22:44 AM
When i first looked at the picture, I felt an inner reflection. Yet so simple and yet so meaningfull. You witnessed a moment with great composition and skill. The shadow of the man looks like the invinsible weight that he carries on his back.The dog at the backround is there which gives one more breath of life in the picture. The woman's portrait on the floor and the dolls at the back look like the rest of the world for him at this particular moment; invinsible. A great demonstration of street photography, right place at the right time with eyes open. Well done StamatisGR.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
24 out of 27 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconbristock:
I really like this photo. It is indeed a great example of skilled street photography. First, I love the tonality. So often these days, digital b/w has a lackluster appeal. Either you shot this in film, or you did an excellent job of post work to make the digital image have a good depth of tone. All these excellent shades of grey. The rich blacks, and the awesome shades of grey on the tile. I love the tonality in this picture.

Another aspect I enjoy is the slight motion blur on his foot. Excellent capture of change and motion.

The interplay of the objects here is interesting. You have a human man, casting his gaze down... like a downcast soul. The lifeless maniquin's are the only ones looking out and up - as one would expect a living man to do. It's like they changed roles... he's technically alive, but taking on the role of the lifeless and the maniquin's which have no life, appear to be filled with it.

All in all you did an excellent job, and I hope to see more of your work.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
23 out of 23 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:icongreek-pan:
Greek-pan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Πολυ ομορφη φωτο δρομου
Reply
:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012   Photographer
Σ' ευχαριστώ πολύ Παναγιώτη :)
Reply
:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Hello,
Your work was featured in The F Word #8!


:)

Thank you and take care!
Reply
:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   Photographer
Thank you very much!!! :)
Reply
:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Most welcome! :)
Reply
:icongzib:
gzib Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
!!!
Reply
:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 13, 2011   Photographer
:ahoy:
Reply
:iconbatsceba:
Batsceba Featured By Owner May 13, 2011   Photographer
i'm sad :( :clap:
Reply
:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 13, 2011   Photographer
So am I.
Reply
:iconbatsceba:
Batsceba Featured By Owner May 13, 2011   Photographer
:huggle:
Reply
:iconlerocque:
Lerocque Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
This is awesome - love the juxtaposition of the posed, plastic world with the real time world. Congrats on the DD for this! Well deserved :)
Reply
:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011   Photographer
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconwonenownlee:
wonenownlee Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your support :heart:
This wonderful piece has been featured in my journal! [link]
Reply
:iconangiburrows:
AngiBurrows Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I really love this! a real statement :) x
Reply
:iconaneirin-aryon:
Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh, very nice. :D I like this a lot. ^_^
Reply
:iconbdwfh:
bdwfh Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
two DD's within a month? wow
Reply
:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 4, 2010   Photographer
I know there are people here who deserve a lot more recognition than I do.
I wish they can have it. If it was me, I wouldn't have featured the same deviant twice in a month. Still, I'm grateful for this feature, though it would be better if another less "known" deviant had gotten it.
Reply
:iconbdwfh:
bdwfh Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
while i admit you've gotta search through a sea of miscat's to find them, there are still many gems to be found in the street related galleries. :nod:
Reply
:icontomwilcox:
TomWilcox Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Nice! Congrats on the DD!

Tom
Reply
:iconkasbaarg:
Kasbaarg Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Great photo. Might I ask where this was taken? It reminds me alot of an Argentine street...
Reply
:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 4, 2010   Photographer
Athens Greece
Reply
:icondrowningkat:
drowningkat Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy shiznits. i love it. =)
Reply
:iconjessisaurus:
Jessisaurus Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
love the black and white and the composition! we recently got a 'documentary photography' assignment in my photo class at school and this shot has been totally inspirational! awesome shot!
Reply
:iconfreakylaurent:
FreakyLaurent Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
Congrats on the DD !

:D
Reply
:iconheyburton:
HeyBurton Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Hooray for Stamatis!! Congrats on the DD my friend!
Reply
:iconlornamacdonald:
lornamacdonald Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
You certainly caught something powerful here. I'm not sure what I think it is but I know that it's good work.There is a lot to think about here. Nice one!
Reply
:iconsbac:
SBAC Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
It's a decent enough shot, but the subject's pose bothers me to no end for some reason. *shrug*
Reply
:iconth555:
th555 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
we've got that exact same dog =D (more importantly: it's a great photo!)
Reply
:iconmody-designer:
Mody-Designer Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
nice work
Reply
:iconmrs-garfield:
Mrs-Garfield Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Awesome as always :dance:

Congratulations on your DD :boogie:

Jo
Reply
:iconchris-lamprianidis:
Chris-Lamprianidis Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Και πάνω που αναρωτιότανε όλη η παρέα από την Κοζάνη "που χάθηκε στο Σταμάτης;" έκανες δυναμική επιστροφή με ακόμα ένα DD. Πολλά συγχαρητήρια φίλε μου!
Reply
:iconduwy:
duwy Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
A truly magical photo.
Reply
:iconjack070:
Jack070 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I commented on it before, but it isn't in my faves. Insane!

congratz!
Reply
:iconthanxturkey:
thanxturkey Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Great atmosphere!
Reply
:iconnyiana-sama:
Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
:heart: Congrats on the DD!
Reply
:iconhelewidis:
Helewidis Featured By Owner May 4, 2010   Photographer
:clap:
Reply
:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me when I was little and mom, who's an art teacher, took us to american art museums, we had to wait for the bus in the other side of the border line, and the city was so different from just 10 meters away in Mexicali, so clean, so sad, so quiet and calm. Wonderful work, with such a deep meaning and melancholy.
Reply
:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats for the DD Stam! :typerhappy: :highfive: :dance:
Reply
:iconeschlehahn:
eschlehahn Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Congratulations on the DD dear! Wohoooh! :party:
Reply
:icontrippy4u:
Trippy4U Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Congrats on the DD, Stamatis.
Reply
:iconpen-at-work:
PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
:boogie: :boogie: :boogie: :boogie:

:D

Pelle
Reply
:iconmeppol:
meppol Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
LOL it's heavy on your shoulders also to carry 6 DDs!!!
Congrats dear Stammy :glomp:
I only hope you'll see this DD soon and that this will be a joy for you
:tighthug:
Reply
:iconpancolartjorge:
PancolartJorge Featured By Owner May 4, 2010   Photographer
It's all in the posture. Good one!
Reply
:iconphoenixgr:
PhoenixGR Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
kiallo DD ?!?! ti 8a ginei re file>?
Reply
:icondamien-c2:
damien-c2 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
oopsie daisies!
Reply
:iconjgda9rs:
JGDA9RS Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
that does have a lot of sadness in it.
Reply
:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on getting a DD on this Stamatis!
Reply
:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Hope this great gift makes u come back to DA.
I didnt see u online lately.
Hope u doing very well, hope u havent heavy things on ur shoulders:))
Congrats!
Reply
:iconsandy33311:
Sandy33311 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
YAY!!! I'm so happy this photo was honored with a DD, Stamatis! Congrats! :hug:
Reply
:iconleashaahooker:
LeashaAHooker Featured By Owner May 4, 2010   Photographer
Congratulations on your DD Stamatis! Very well deserved! :heart:
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
April 4, 2009
Image Size
680 KB
Resolution
1200×797
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
11,683
Favourites
581 (who?)
Comments
185

Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D90
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Apr 3, 2009, 8:36:14 PM
×