Sunday, July 22, 2007

Warning! This Picture May Contain NUDITY.



Sorry for the shocking headline. I debated for almost a week about posting this shot. If anyone is offended, I am sorry...please avert your eyes. I decided, despite the content or because of the content, I really wanted to share this photo with you all. You see, I work right across the street from this corner. It is a bit of a "sketchy" neighbourhood we share with a homeless shelter down the block and numerous mental patients, addicts, x-cons & misfits living in the vicinity. I happened upon this character as I left work one night. I didn't stop to get his name.

9 comments:

Wendy said...

I'm not offended, but am surprised - thought it was a statue, but see it's a real person. I wonder where his clothes went?

travelphilippines said...

yes i can see nudity and its fine.

jeremy said...

no problem. me too, I thought it was a statue. (the alignment of the bags, the man and the cartons create a certain effect in fact)

The Toronto Team said...

yes, it was a bit of a surreal moment when I was coming out of my office and there he was. Completely in his own world not even aware of the traffic or people going by. I think several people didn't even notice him as even in real life he stood there like a statue.

murraykc said...

Statue...perhaps....I'm just glad he wasn't too happy to see you...

Ackworth Born said...

Lovely photo and yes slightly controversial as of course you draw attention to him. But he is a study in himself [some might argue this is to depersonalise him but photographers depersonalise any subject be they film stars or beggars].

Actually though viewing the full thing in a window I scrolled to the right and he was out of the picture and what I was left with was the cabbage box and the other rubbish panning up to the real statue. That crop is a great picture in itself.

Zanabel said...

I'm so glad you decided to post this picture. It's beautiful and tells a story. You are so lucky to have captured it.

Curly said...

Poor confused bloke probably. I'm not offended in any way, I'm glad you got the vital seconds to record the moment.

Today I have the Red Arrows.

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Susan said...

After all, The bloke in the statue behind him has next to nothing on!
Wonderful photo.