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cheung chau hong kong

single no. 4 ~ no way out?

... What's on your mind???

" Whenever I am alone, I feel as if the walls are closing in on me.
I wonder how can we be alone when we are surrounded by people?
In our daily lives we share all our joys and sorrows with others.
And there are times we need our solitude and silence.
But when our solitude becomes too much, we tire of it and seek change.
That is when we realize we can live without solitude, but we cannot live without everybody else. "

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Guest 07-Aug-2006 10:08
Really excellent! Very well composed and even more timed!... He's trapped, indeed, but you let him an escape, there is an issue, up, the sky is there and so do the light, just above him, as a spiritual way to go out of this wall's&closed-doors hell. Strong.
Guest 28-Jul-2006 08:54
This is like a conversation with every traveler and lonely person at once. Almost too many emotions to handle. v
Guest 27-Jul-2006 07:10
Very nice! You could think he's desperate.
david procter27-Jul-2006 05:24
Marvellous Al, more of an indecisive moment!He really is lost in this walled maze.
Ray Rebortira27-Jul-2006 03:17
There are three doors but only one choice. This is a partcularly tense moment and you have captured the suspense so splendidly. Bravo!!!
Guest 27-Jul-2006 03:02
Yes,he is definitely cornered...
I feel claustrophobic looking at him. Well done!
Craig Persel26-Jul-2006 23:10
An urban induced migrane. Great shot.
Guest 26-Jul-2006 20:57
The irony is that its hard to find an "alone" space in Hong Kong!
Guest 26-Jul-2006 20:06
Perfectly timed love the confusion
Guenter Eh26-Jul-2006 17:48
The decisive moment!!! You are a genius Ai Li!
Rob Rosetti26-Jul-2006 17:37
Excellent! You're definetely a traveller of the mind. Roberto
Phil Douglis26-Jul-2006 17:32
Not only is he trapped, Ai Li, he is confused as well. The blurred figure, the angle of the head, the hand on the eyebrows all suggest bewilderment. You have defined numerous human values with this image -- many have been already noted: trapped, indecision, worried, wondering. Add to that confused, bewildered, lost, immobile -- it can go on and on. The context could not be more confining, and his response could not be more appropriate. It is a metaphor, Ai Li, for all of us: "where to we go from here, and how do we get there?" Another thought provoking image, pun intended!
Bill Harris26-Jul-2006 16:13
The moment caught... indecision? Forgetfulness? Headache? For the viewer to interpret set in that claustrophobic setting. Great shot.
Guest 26-Jul-2006 14:26
symmetry is really tact on! lovely textures and very good selective framing!
Stu26-Jul-2006 14:19
Great framing and great title. He is trapped!!!!
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