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Phil Douglis | all galleries >> Galleries >> Gallery Forty-Four: Photographing human response – gesture, body language, and expressions > Board game, Chinatown, New York City, New York, 2009
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Board game, Chinatown, New York City, New York, 2009

Clutching his cell phone in one hand as if it were a good luck charm, this fellow is virtually pouncing on his opponent’s markers. He vigorously proclaims the effect of his move with both expression and gesture. I use the interplay of light and shadow to highlight the hands, and reveal part of his animated face. I leave the rest to the imagination of the viewer.

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Phil Douglis31-Mar-2009 00:15
Thanks, Carol -- gestures tell stories, and we can make them last a lifetime with the click of shutter.
Carol E Sandgren30-Mar-2009 20:23
Wonderful capture of the player's emotive face as he discovers his winning move against his opponent (I am guessing). My eye is drawn first to the face, then to the board game and his hand. It tells a story here.
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