songs about roving, rambling and plain hard luck & photography from the other side …

travelin‘ man

© Hands, Berlin 2011 by Fritsch

Travelin‘ man, oh Lord, he must have been a travelin‘ man / Travelin‘, ramblin‘ man he was the swiftest in the land / Gamblin‘, ramblin‘ Joe they knowed him in every town / He wouldn’t stay put no he wouldn’t give up and I guess he never settled down (Doc Watson)

posted: Mai 29, 2011
under: black & white, pictures
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23 Responses to “travelin‘ man”

  1. Aurore sagt:

    Love this compo and light on his hands. He waits but not for a long time i guess…

  2. Perfect! I love this strong BW!

  3. Otto K. sagt:

    such a story here, very nice.

  4. CushmoK sagt:

    Because this picture told a secret story…

  5. theysroland sagt:

    Beautiful composition and perfect bw!

  6. michèle sagt:

    Beautiful photo with very good lightening and some significant elements.
    We could feel it s a painting in front of a painting.

  7. AR sagt:

    Eine sehr feine, knorrige Geschichte, die einen Hauch Melancholie, aber auch eine ganze Portion Selbstbewußtsein suggeriert. Das ist visueller Rock´n´Roll, das gefällt mir sehr!

  8. a.h.lex sagt:

    mir fällt dazu folgendes ein – ein Zitat von Gispert zu Knyphausen:

    „Komm, sei endlich still
    Melancholie, sei endlich still

    Was hast du der Menschheit jemals Gutes gebracht?
    Außer Musik und Kunst und billigen Gedichten
    Hast du darüber schonmal nachgedacht?
    Ach, fick dich ins Knie
    Melancholie, du kriegst mich nie klein
    Fick dich ins Knie
    Melancholie, du kriegst mich nie klein“

    Beste Grüße, a.h.lex

  9. sherri sagt:

    lots to contemplate when you view a portrait like this. the imagination runs wild.

  10. Anne V. sagt:

    Great how you focused on hands. Beautiful.

  11. Elaine- sagt:

    awwwww, there’s something very Leonard Cohen about this, i would have picked ‚I’m your man’…. THIS is my new favorite!!! and he’s looking at flowers, bless his heart, were you going to buy me some flowers lol thank you, sweetheart!!! :D

  12. Phil Vaughn sagt:

    The hands–holding themselves because they are their own and only security and restraint as if this man holds back from permanently enjoying what is in front of him at the moment– always waiting for the next person, place, or thing to be the answer to the profound loneliness he feels so deep inside. Look, taste, touch and move on; there may be more somewhere else and there isn’t enough to hold him here.

  13. ....peter:) sagt:

    I like the shot…just enough of him to keep the mystery Fitsch….good quote… and title ….’travelin man’….peter:)

  14. grant sagt:

    gorgeous, dark, gritty shot!

  15. jess sagt:

    Stupendous vignette.

  16. DomLOrtha sagt:

    Perfect composition: we feel that the hands are the most important things in your picture. Clever!
    Have a nice day.

  17. Jerome sagt:

    simple and to the point, really liking that light

  18. PixeLuz sagt:

    This composition is just perfect, Florian! When I was a child, I was fascinated, I don’t know why, by people crossing their hands in their back. And you know what? Now that I’m getting old, I’m one of these men crossing hands in their back.
    And there is another point to mention, the fact we don’t know what he is doing, what he is looking at…

  19. minimodi sagt:

    I remember a similar post from you with hands like this (on a woman if I recall) …I like it, very good!

  20. Une très belle lumière sur l’essentiel du sujet : les mains de cet homme. Magnifique.

  21. dustin sagt:

    Excellent shot. Very human.

  22. Beverungen sagt:

    bedächtig die hände hinter dem rücken verschränkt. da muss man sich im griff haben. gelingt auch nicht immer.

    viele grüße


  23. aptass sagt:

    Another one of these :) The really makes a good portrait. Tells a bit about the person even if you can’t see the face. You should make a series of this.

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