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Wines and Spirits by ash Wines and Spirits by ash
An easy bit of social commentary, perhaps.

Now that that's over with, this is actually a damned good bottle store. It's on Old Compton Street in Soho, which is also home to I. Camisa & Son, the great italian deli which I've pictured here before.

Old Compton Street, London, August 2002
Canon EOS 300, 28-90mm, Kodak TX400, lab
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yam Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2002
I'm very fond of how you framed this... right at the '76' and the man on the left, and then the younger guy on the right.

There's something subtly tongue-in-cheek about this, something just slightly humorous that is unsaid, but implied. Hm. Neat.

Strong contrast.
birchlane Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2002
funny--i was thinking a taking a pic like this today--i have the store picked out. nice job. maybe we are brothers
dougbtn Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2002  Professional Photographer
I saw a guy passed out outside Camden tube yesterday, hed taken off his trainers and was using them as a pillow. On the same journey I witnessed 4 guys doing a crack deal, was preached the gospel of our lord jesus christ (non caps intended) and smelt the camp fires of the homeless camp that has sprung up this week by the Canal on the Kentich Town Road. I didnt take a single picture, for some reason I didnt have the heart (or was too scared). I was reminded on th way home that we are the 4th largest economy on the planet, for what I ask myself?

These shots need taking, well done!
misteriddles Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2002   Photographer
"It'll never happen to me," says young groover.

Might be 'easy' but always relevant.
kalayl Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2002
This liquor store is great - I love spending time there. Awesome shot too, nicely captured.
earther Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2002
great shot and great timing. Looks like our friend on the left there might have a 40oz for company already.
And hey, your color and detail is looking real good...
I wonder what your gamma is set at tho; 1.8 or 2.2?
I did a funny thing and set mine at 2.0...
lord-zany Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2002
Lol love how the kid with the backpack is checking it out, great shot man ;-) (Wink)
narang99 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2002
Like it,I dont know why i like it, but i do, I realy like the arrangment,of bottles,and the fact the man is looking at the wine, somthing abotu this image......
bucky Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2002
Good composition and contrast - my only singluar gripe about it is that you couldn't find a way to lead from the bum to the kid, since I didn't even NOTICE the bum at first.

Mm, alcohol!
adixion Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2002
polsta vodka . . .

well done!

great capture

i like the subjet at the corner
thomas-darktrack Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2002
eh eh. a touch of humour in photojournalism is always a great "cocktail" ;-) (Wink)
extirpate Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2002   Photographer
Wow, can't say much else than that. I love the composition as well as the contrast. Very awesome piece.
afrojack Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
Very interesting picture. I can see how both people are longing for the same thing...someone to buy alcohol for them. Weel done!
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