Photo Critique : Andrew

Updated on November 13, 2019 in Critique
12 on June 24, 2017

My name is Andrew Criswell. I have lived in Thailand for quite a number of years. I began my passion with photography about 7 years ago before my retirement as a university professor. I split my time between my home in Bangkok and my farm in the north of Thailand, in Mae Hong Son province. Whilst in Bangkok, I enjoy shooting street scenes, especially at a nearby open-air market. In the north, I photograph rural scenes. Both in Bangkok and in the north, these scenes are rapidly disappearing due to urban and rural development.

 
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0 on June 25, 2017

Hallo Andrew!

I see five masterpieces. Absolutely amazing! You’re an artist!

Greetings from Berlin, Germany

WinTer

 

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0 on June 25, 2017

I really like the emotion captured in all of your images. Especially the last one. 

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1 on June 25, 2017

Hey Andrew

Thank you for sharing these photographs and reaching out for critique. If I can be brutally honest, the pictues doenst really speak to me. I donno, but they look like they are shot with a telephoto lens or heavilly cropped…? That usually puts  me off. Im so sorry if I am wrong with this, but if I am not, I would like to see the non-cropped ones. 

I like the expression on the mans face in picture nr 3 and the woman in number 5. They both looks concerned and worried. 

In picture number 2, I really dont see anything special going on. 

I think picture no 1 i the most interessting. BUT the wooden bar behind him goes straight through his head, and thats not rally working to your advantage.

The last thing, I would have loved to see the sleeping hairdresser in frontal figure and some of his brushes and scissors. Did you work the scene?

You DO see some great situations, so maybe get closer to your subjects, I’d say.

Hope this critique is of any use to you, or else just forget about it 🙂 You live in a place where people spend thier day in the strees, and I envy you that.

-Tina

on June 25, 2017

Thank you, Tina, for your comments. These photos were taken with my Fujifilm X-T10 using either a 23mm or 35mm lens (35mm or 50mm full frame equivalent). Yes, some were cropped. In the first photo, the long tail boat driver is leaning against his rudder.

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0 on June 25, 2017

Extremely good! Also your surroundings look quite interesting, so, even with a cellphone you would have taken amazing shots. Keep it up, man! 😉

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2 on June 30, 2017

My preferred one is number 4, because it raises up a lot of questions. Apparently it is a barber, is he sleeping ? Why has he a mask ? Who is the person on the poster ?

I like pictures which tell a story, maybe a different one for every spectator. 

on July 3, 2017

Yes,  Matthias, he is a barber taking a nap between clients. The shop is under a bridge and open to the road. That probably explains the mask. The person in the poster is a well known Thai celebrity. Most shops have posters of that kind so that customers can point to the type of haircut they want. –Andrew

 

on July 10, 2017

Andrew, I really like your work, all of these evoke emotion or raise questions.My favorite is the barbor.

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0 on July 10, 2017

Really like these.

I’d love to see some more close up portraits of these people too I think. Some very interesting subjects especially the last girl and the guy in number 3.

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0 on July 10, 2017

Your pictures are pretty good, just a thought here, been so many times to Thailand, and love all hose amazing colors. Fuji’s colors are amazing. Would love to see your next series  in colors

 

 

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0 on October 27, 2019

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0 on November 13, 2019
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