How The Other Half Live...

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Registered: Jul 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3703
Country: United Kingdom

How the other half live... Kolkata. Here's a few from this morning. Comments welcome.

1. 1.jpg

2. 3.jpg

3. 6.jpg

4. 8.jpg

5. 10.jpg

6. 11.jpg

7. 21.jpg

8. 19.jpg

9. 20.jpg

10. 18.jpg

Steady Hand
Registered: Dec 03, 2007
Total Posts: 15596
Country: United States

Howdy Liam.

Excellent series....I enjoyed each one.

Well done!

Also I can't help but think: "I wish I could travel with Liam to all those places he visits!"

Images 8 and 9 are among my favorites from this nice set.

I like the color shown too..and the dirt...and the humor (Bollywood Sucks)...and the expressions you captured too.

Registered: Oct 24, 2011
Total Posts: 780
Country: Canada

I to wish I would travel to far off lands and do my best at taking shots like these. They really do make you stop and think about the things that you have and where you live.

Very well shot.

Registered: Jan 11, 2012
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Country: United States

Nice shots, I especially liked 2 and 6, the children seem happy even though they may be poor.

Registered: Aug 18, 2007
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Very interesting, Liam, thanks!

Registered: Sep 26, 2005
Total Posts: 1333
Country: United States

very nice ... I do too wish that I can travel with you to these places ...

Registered: Nov 28, 2007
Total Posts: 1924
Country: United States

Wow - 9 is just beautiful (sad at the same time).

Registered: Dec 29, 2009
Total Posts: 586
Country: United States

Excellent series. The gentlemen in #1 look quite stern.

Bruce Sawle
Registered: Sep 26, 2006
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Country: United States

These are very well done. 9 is stunning.

Jim Rickards
Registered: Dec 02, 2003
Total Posts: 10804
Country: Canada

Excellent work and interesting to boot.

Definitely something to think about.

Jon Uhler
Registered: Dec 08, 2006
Total Posts: 2448
Country: United States

This is an excellent series.

I have been getting pretty interested in a photographer named Brian Smith. I have listened to a couple podcast that interviewed him and he has mentioned several times that one of the best pieces of advice that he ever got was from a photo editor that told him to go out and shoot 50 strangers. He says that he continues to do this almost yearly.

This series reminds me of that advice.

Very nice post.

Registered: Oct 11, 2011
Total Posts: 2317
Country: Australia

These are very sad and powerful images,

Registered: Feb 14, 2010
Total Posts: 243
Country: United Kingdom

Excellent series Liam! Number 8 is my favourite and 9 comes next. I also enjoyed reading about your train ride and how well you make tea!

Registered: Nov 17, 2008
Total Posts: 139
Country: United States

It is an excellent series of photos and I love the light and color.

Gerry Kerr
Registered: Nov 04, 2002
Total Posts: 721
Country: Ireland

Great set of images Liam, My favourites are 8 & 9 although you came close to a very powerful image in #5 (if only the girls face was visible) and #4 (a little bit more light in the guys face

#3 is a very strong character portrait - great emotional strength.

I do like the post processing -


Registered: Dec 26, 2007
Total Posts: 2567
Country: United States

I haven't seen your work in a long time. Don't know if you haven't been posting or I haven't been looking. Anyways, these are phenomenal. Such a story told here and so much emotion in your photos. The color is rich and deep also.
1, 7, 8, 9, 10 are all really great in my opinion. The emotion and dignity in #1 is great.
My only real critique is that 4 looks like it has fake vignette on it and would possibly be better off not centered.

Registered: Aug 24, 2003
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Country: Belgium

Great serie !!
#8 ane #9 are my favourites. Strong pictures and great colours.
Love the portraits and the environmental ones.



Registered: Feb 26, 2010
Total Posts: 394
Country: United States

Nice set here, you capture the poverty well.

Everyone says they would enjoy traveling to these places, but I do travel to them and I don't enjoy it. The poverty is overwhelming and the filth is hard to imagine unless you are there. I've been in Bangalore twice this year and headed back in Jan/Feb time frame and am not looking forward to it. Maybe I'd enjoy it more if I wasn't also working, but there are just so many other (nicer) places I'd rather spend my time.

Registered: May 28, 2005
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Country: United States

Beautiful work, Liam! Great to see you post. I really enjoyed them all!

Registered: Nov 05, 2009
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Country: United States

not much to add here, these were all excellent. Bollywood sucks gave me a laugh! Thanks for sharing!

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