Youth Is Complicated - Italian Day On Commercial Drive 8384e

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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

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  1. Stuart Stevenson 33 months ago | reply

    Nice bit of reportage photography. Thanks for your visit & comment.

  2. missgeok 33 months ago | reply

    Beautiful !!!

  3. aartime728 [deleted] 33 months ago | reply

    I agree with you on your comments about youth. I love the candid portrait of this young lady. Great work.

  4. frosty_white_raven 33 months ago | reply

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

  5. RUSSIANTEXAN © 33 months ago | reply

    Fine work Harris!
    Have a great weekend my friend

  6. Joyce Latham 33 months ago | reply

    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.

  7. Mostly Tim 33 months ago | reply

    Great capture!!!

  8. some_stuff 33 months ago | reply

    her expression is exactly ur tittle :)
    i like the focus, nice capture, pretty girl

  9. peaceful-jp-scenery 33 months ago | reply

    Nice capture, great candid !!

  10. jackn888 33 months ago | reply

    Nice pretty Candid!

    and I don't understood youngsters either! lol

  11. Rose Rossetti 33 months ago | reply

    Haha, she is very cute though. Children are our future:D
    Nice portrait, Harris.

  12. jlee31180 28 months ago | reply

    Great capture Harris, and like your philosophy

  13. von Loewen 28 months ago | reply

    Revisited...thanks once again.

  14. Sole & Luna 27 months ago | reply

    Nice portrait!

  15. jennie antonio 17 months ago | reply

    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

  16. Gillian Everett 15 months ago | reply

    Interesting quote, lovely street capture, such an intense expression.

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