Youth Is Complicated - Italian Day On Commercial Drive 8384e

Youth is complicated. They believe that no adult can understand them.


This is the girl working at the booth for promotion of some soccer camps at the Italian Day on Commercial Drive last Sunday. And she reminds me about this.


When I was in the teens, I like reading philosophy such as young Marx (the Paris Manuscripts), Sartre and Nietzsche etc. And I always thought no adult could understand me. The definition of adults are people who are older than 18!


After a few decades, now I am simple and not complicated anymore. I love photography and that is it!!


Candid photography is interesting. You shoot some strangers and they can offer something that you cannot have while shooting people you know already.


Do you think so?


Have a great Thursday!


I read the words of Karsh today. Do let me know if this is the longest quote on photography on Flickr you have seen so far? :o)


”Within every man and woman a secret is hidden, and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can. The revelation, if it comes at all, will come in a small fraction of a second with an unconscious gesture, a gleam of the eye, a brief lifting of the mask that all humans wear to conceal their innermost selves from the world. In that fleeting interval of opportunity the photographer must act or lose his prize.” – Yousuf Karsh


  • Stuart Stevenson PRO 3y

    Nice bit of reportage photography. Thanks for your visit & comment.
  • Rahul 3y

    neat candid!
  • Jessie Leong PRO 3y

    Beautiful !!!
  • Alice Artime 3y

    I agree with you on your comments about youth. I love the candid portrait of this young lady. Great work.
  • Chris Morley PRO 3y

    Excellent candid.
  • Wolf Read PRO 3y

    Nice candid shot. I find candid photos such as this can often return some of the most interesting human moments. Well done.

    Fine work Harris!
    Have a great weekend my friend
  • Joyce Latham PRO 3y

    I love candids.....yes,,, I believe they are the BEST... not easy to capture ........I am enjoying your question.....I will more of it today. Thanks.
  • Mostly Tim PRO 3y

    Great capture!!!
  • some_stuff 3y

    her expression is exactly ur tittle :)
    i like the focus, nice capture, pretty girl
  • peaceful-jp-scenery PRO 3y

    Nice capture, great candid !!
  • Jack PRO 3y

    Nice pretty Candid!

    and I don't understood youngsters either! lol
  • Rose Rossetti PRO 3y

    Haha, she is very cute though. Children are our future:D
    Nice portrait, Harris.
  • Rudy Sempur 3y

    Nice candid
  • Philippe Bellin 3y

  • jlee31180 3y

    Great capture Harris, and like your philosophy
  • von Loewen PRO 3y

    Revisited...thanks once again.
  • Sole & Luna 3y

    Nice portrait!
  • Jennie Antonio 2y

    There is great feeling and depth to your photo Harris Hui, Im keen to license this photo along with a few others. Please contact me via for details. Regards, jennie antonio
  • Gillian Everett PRO 2y

    Interesting quote, lovely street capture, such an intense expression.
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Taken on June 10, 2012
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