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photoblog image The Shepherd n his sheep in the big, bad city

The Shepherd n his sheep in the big, bad city

I don't know how many of you can really see the disconnect here. Here is a man whose worry is his sheep and his daily bread. All he can think  of is how to earn his family their daily bread and he does that even though he hasn't seen a computer in his whole life. And right behind him is the symbol of the fast growing Indian economy, where board meetings, strategies, deadlines & targets are the order of the day, where technology is the backbone, where people might not survive if their computers crash. May be its time we got a crash course on Survival Tactics from the shepherd.

The Shepherd n his sheep in the big, bad city

I don't know how many of you can really see the disconnect here. Here is a man whose worry is his sheep and his daily bread. All he can think  of is how to earn his family their daily bread and he does that even though he hasn't seen a computer in his whole life. And right behind him is the symbol of the fast growing Indian economy, where board meetings, strategies, deadlines & targets are the order of the day, where technology is the backbone, where people might not survive if their computers crash. May be its time we got a crash course on Survival Tactics from the shepherd.

comments (8)

The mood seems to be senti-mental tongue n philosophical tongue
You already know that I loved the shot smile
Thomas Mathew: Thanx maan, friends like u are the real inspiration behind the shots smile
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Dec 2006, 13:20
A poignant and telling picture, very well taken and well composed. Your commentary is interesting and thought provoking, I'm inclined to agree with you.
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Ellie. Sometimes u get lucky and get everything just right with the mood and the moment. Thanx for the ever comments. If at all my photography has improved any bit, its all because of the inspiration I have receieved from all of you here. Thanx for making me feel part of this family smile
A great picture (I prefer this one in colors) very strange effect and very well done : Bravo !
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Zeb, thanx for taking time out and visiting smile Feels gr8 to be here on shutterchance all this while with gr8 shutterbugs like you.
  • Vini
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Dec 2006, 12:47
Well I agree with Zeb, the pic with colours is better than B&W as Shepherd is really connecting with the camera and rest of the colours are complementing him. Good Pic again smile
Thomas Mathew: Thanx smile
  • Sunil
  • India
  • 4 Dec 2006, 08:09
Really awesome shot smile
I don't know how I missed this photo. I just love the contradiction between the modern and the old ways of life. Well done!
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Suzanne smile
Hey, this was one of the first pictures I saw when I joined this site, it is one of my favourite photographs! Many stories/opinions can be read here, I do a few papers in communication & Cultures / Us & the "others", partly why I keep returning to this picture... So much thought & wonder going on here... I like it so much, I wish I took the photograph! Thanks for sharing this photograph with us Thomas!! Two thumbs up! The wealthiest people in the world are the most paranoid people, the "poorest" are the happiest people in the world - why? Because they don't see themselves as poor, only us Westerners view them as poor - the "others"... The West will only say you are wealthy if you conform to their hymn sheet... A very powerful image here Thomas! smile smile smile
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Raymond. I think I agree with you totally. "Poor" is more of a perspective than a reality. You can't view things in a vaccum, things have to relative. And if you look at the man - I dont see any remorse on his face or any feel that he is poor. He is too absorbed in living life that he hardly thinks that he is "poor". Probably he spends more time with his family than most of the "rich" world. Its more about what really matters.
  • Rahul
  • Hyderabad, India
  • 21 Mar 2007, 13:52
Just too good... stark irony depicted in this one!

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