Portrait of a leaf blower worker.
> 1. In what area is critique to be sought?
Seeking comments on framing, exposure, portrait angle and saturation.
> 2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
I hope the portrait can give a sense of his current state at his job right now, meaning at the moment the shot was taken. His eyes and lack of facial expression projects a stark reality of facing the daily grinds of labour, perspiration and ruggedness.
> 3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
I heard of the rumble of grass cutters and leaf blowers around downstairs from the flat. As I took leave that day so I was at home, yet these sounds were too difficult to ignore, and not for ire, but for good memories! Though the technology has evolved, the sounds of the grass cutters remain approximately the same. Strange as it may sound, it always brings bacK flashes of childhood days. I quickly left home with my camera, rushed down the stairs without my sandals even properly worn-in. I approached one of them, incidently he was a leaf blower instead of a grass cutter. I asked for some photos (together with hand signs). I don't know his name, but I was very appreciative of his willingness to let me take some shots. He posed very naturally in front of my camera without hesitation or awkwardness. I quickly showed the results to him on the LCD of my camera. We smiled together, and parted our ways.