1. in what area is critique to be sought?
I would like feedback mainly on the composition but also the photography technique.
The composition was taken with the message in mind (see question 2) and was meant to be evocative and expressive. For technique, I just kept it at TV to prevent blur-ness from hand shake.
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
Just wanted to find meaning in my photographs and take meaningful photos. The primary message of this shot was to mourn the materialism and commercialization that has taken place in our everyday life. To the children, the playgrounds and sandboxes of yesterday have been replaced by giant statue which symbolise the domineering culture of spending and shopping for things we don't need.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
I was just idle-ing around Orchard Central at the sofas when I spotted the two of them playing around the giant statue of the high heel. It just felt odd for the two kids to find so much joy around a statue that symbolise what I feel is destroying our generation. Low-light situation for some reason because it is indoor but there was a spotlight on the statue which made it so perfect. I did post-process it abit to increase the contrast in lighting though.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
One of my most favourite photos but I haven't take many to begin with.. just started. I love how everything just fell into place. Actually, I wanted to take them hiding behind the heel and laughing but couldn't catch them in time. *shrug* pity..