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Foot Note

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Foot note: the act of noting a good foot to photograph :D… ; well, shoes to be exact

Last Friday, I was helping a friend to cover some sort of conference held by several Indonesian Student Association in Japan.

I’ve never been in a conference before, let alone covering it. So, I’m not sure what to expect nor what to shoot.

15 minutes in… and I’m already bored to death.

Being (not so) creative, I look for something to entertain myself. I started shooting random things.

At the end of the day, these photos are two of my favorites for non-conference-related photos :D.

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The second shot was taken as tribute for a friend in Portugal.

He said that red and black are his favorite colors.

Hope you find it appealing, Helder :-).

*Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan


14 responses

  1. Christakis

    Two very compelling images Martos. Very well done. Red and Black absolutely match, no doubt about it.

    June 16, 2011 at 20:54

    • Thank you, Christakis.

      June 16, 2011 at 21:55

  2. Number one’s actually pretty cool. Quite a different perspective on the usual conference shots you find.

    June 17, 2011 at 04:57

    • Well, of course :D… I don’t think an official (and pro) photographer would take pictures of shoes in a conference :D… Cheers!

      June 17, 2011 at 09:00

  3. :)))) Absolutely GM! :)
    Second photo is the best! ;-)))

    I’ve been in too many conferences in the past 10 years… the enough to know that someone invite us to cover the event, we should run like hell. :)))))
    And yes, I agree: most of them are boring, boring, boring.

    But I have a question: why shoes? :)

    June 17, 2011 at 06:52

    • Glad that you like it, Helder :-).

      To answer your question; well, no particular reason. I took a lot of other non-conference related photos: hands, pens, chairs, candid, stage, etc… but I found these two most appealing and also can go as a set.

      June 17, 2011 at 09:06

  4. The first shot looks great! I like how the black space highlights the subject and the speaker in the background. Good work!

    June 17, 2011 at 20:40

    • Thank you, Chris :-).

      June 17, 2011 at 20:56

  5. intereting point of view, love it!

    June 18, 2011 at 10:44

    • Thanks, Ndu :-)…

      June 18, 2011 at 22:44

  6. keren om..
    selalu suka tone nya om martosc

    June 18, 2011 at 16:35

    • Terima kasih tiktiktik :-)… gampang kok bikin tone-nya :-)…

      June 18, 2011 at 22:46

  7. The first one is my favourite. Almost there is a relation between the speaker and the shoes :)

    June 19, 2011 at 16:15

    • Haha! What kind of relationship is that?
      Thanks for the visit and comment, Cornel :-)

      June 19, 2011 at 16:56

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