The road, a ball and the usual kids. But in this photo Faruken Bayraktare took a peculiar aspect: not the usual run of disordered many legs for the ball, but the singular relationship between “one” child and the balloon. The others are spectators, not participating in the game, and each shows a different attitude: Some people are sitting, perhaps because they are less good at virtuosity, some people are ready to take over, there are those who are standing but with a passive behavior. And different states are well diversified by the different position that the photographer has assigned to them in the frame: the main actor in the foreground and then gradually more distant others, in relation to the role they are having with the game
The photo stop the imagine, here seems to have been a stop for the people in the photo (although Simon Mak, the photographer says that they started posing for him).
The result – in any case – are three figures with his gaze fixed that give a particular tone to the picture.
All this dropped into the chaos of their market stand: lamps mixed with neon, fish overflowing from plastic bins and displayed on flat wicker, bags hanging, peeling walls, a multitude of buckets has a little ‘everywhere. If Street Photography means telling portions of life and places in the city, with this photo so rich in detail Mak Simon took us right “inside” the Wet Market. (rewiew by Carlo Traina )
The look of a challenge: what the kid is doing with himself and with his skateboard. Even if Gabi decided to stop the image with a very short time, the sense of dynamism is all there, with his arms and legs looking for a balance uncertain, and skate that – though it is “frozen” in the air – seems to twirl. Finally, the effect of two beautiful big umbrellas that “frame” the jump of the boy.