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A Free Spirit...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 20 May 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Where have i been
And where am i going
How much of life
Will i really get to know
All that i want is to be so free
And to have love to have love

Here i am i feel my wings
Let my free spirit soar
I reach up high and break right through
Oh i don't see any doors
My free spirit soar
Oh yeah my free spirit soar
My free spirit soar

~ Alyson Stoner

NIKON D90 1/160 second F/1.8 ISO 200 50 mm

A film maker from India who has recently rediscovered his passion for photography.

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Ginnie from Netherlands

I have a feeling you nailed her, Pavan! :)

20 May 2011 5:12am

Elsaxelle from France

Géniale ta trouvaille... On dirait qu'il s'est lui même percé l'oreille avec son outil.

20 May 2011 5:20am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

Lots of wonderful color.

20 May 2011 6:10am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Certain European women would like to have the beautiful brown hair of the Asian and the Asian women want to have our fair hair nobody is ever satisfied by his fate. I like the composition of your image

20 May 2011 6:10am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great oicture, the pierced ear and the punch in the hand make the photo very suggestive.

20 May 2011 6:27am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great shot and tittle. D90 and 50mm what a great couple !

20 May 2011 6:42am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful title and text ... for one beautiful image full of life. I like the gesture of the girl to look you straight in the eye ... A good photography friend Pavan! A hug, Adela

20 May 2011 7:27am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Male,female, ladyboy? Who knows or cares!

20 May 2011 7:28am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Just shows how careful you need to be when getting your ticket punched !

20 May 2011 7:32am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Colorful portrait....

20 May 2011 7:33am

Kala from United States

I love his hair. You've shown us with this image that he's got his own style going.

20 May 2011 8:23am

k@ from Paris, France

The haircut, the bunch of colors, his tilted head & eye-contact, i love this portrait, Pavan.

20 May 2011 11:21am

danou-yepa from Nice, France

stunning portrait and expression !!! great compo pavan !!!! super title !!!

20 May 2011 12:18pm

DESPITE STRAIGHT LINES from Canada &, United Kingdom

I work with a lot of younger people every day and I always find it funny how fashion and that certain free spirit are things eternal that come around in cycles. As an adolescent I was into big hair, pierced ear, fashion statements to express myself, and although the fashions are now a little more conservative that fill my shopping basket, the free spirit within and the eternal child remains as strong as ever, and always will.

A great image to show that individualism that I so love in society. Without freedom to be and to express oneself without hinderence, our character, spirit and soul is being shackled and stifled which in my opinion is the first stage of true oppression and intolerance. There is a look here that says, 'Take me as I am and if you cannot handle it, then that's your problem', an attitude I strongly identify with. A terrific frame, Pavan.

20 May 2011 12:46pm

cristoF from montbéliard, France

trés belle scéne coloré!

20 May 2011 12:58pm

parisa from shiraz, Iran

wonderful portrait

20 May 2011 1:03pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent portrait! Despite being stuck doing her job, she still retains that independent spirit which does indeed let her soar.

20 May 2011 1:22pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A wonderful portrait !

20 May 2011 2:07pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wonderful capture of this free spirit! The hair, the gesture, the belt hole device, the mountain of scarves, the entire image is so lively!

20 May 2011 2:53pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

I like your capture, the contact between the photographer and the "model" seems to have worked so good her. There is an everyday touch and yet so interesting.

20 May 2011 3:13pm

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

I like the way you took him / her on the spot. Exactly the kind of youngster we see a lot in Chine, Changhai or Beijing !!! I think he is a man ??? annierita

20 May 2011 3:25pm

@Annierita & Annisabelle: A 'soul' for sure Annie:) Thank you!

Jyoti from Mumbai, India

wonderful pic. i like the title you have given.

20 May 2011 4:09pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Such a Life-Synopsis type of post; wonderful. The essential freedom and right to self expression, right there in rich vibrant portraiture.

20 May 2011 4:13pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful portrait of this free spirit. Wonderful words ... I love your capture of his expression. Excellent, Pavan. :)

20 May 2011 4:13pm

Antoine from France

Superb photo with a excellent framing. Colors are beautiful. Have a lovely day Pavan. Antoine.

20 May 2011 4:23pm

amira from France

Très beau portrait. Troublant,

20 May 2011 7:15pm

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

I like this portrait where the haircut and the provocative glance of the character can give an idea of his desire of freedom.i also love his pose.Excellent!

20 May 2011 7:21pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a very nice portrait ,well composed !
friendships !

20 May 2011 8:09pm

Yvon from Belgium

Very nice portrait.
Have a lovely week-end.

20 May 2011 9:04pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great portrait and interesting style for sure. Beautifully composed.

20 May 2011 9:18pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What a character!!! You've captured so well the spirit of the young and rebellious... without holding her (or him) to ridicule or admiration! You just bring your character to life! Beautiful portraiture in a slice-of-life scene! Have a lovely weekend Pavan!:-)

21 May 2011 7:33am

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Wonderful moment! Lovely portrait with that fast lens!

21 May 2011 8:17am

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

Ah, to be young again...the head tilt and eye contact is beautiful.

21 May 2011 9:15am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Very sweet and a rather crisper image than mine :)

21 May 2011 10:07am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great - a very compelling portrait with the eye contact.

21 May 2011 1:57pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Un grand portrait magnifiquement composé!

21 May 2011 2:04pm

Kavita from Paramaribo, Suriname

Great portrait. This must be somewhere in China? I've seen this shawls in Suriname.....

21 May 2011 7:12pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

what a cool hairstyle

21 May 2011 8:22pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Powerful portrait and a high level of clarity and quality. Was this picture taken in Thailand Pavan? Superb shot and piece of storytelling! Cheers!

22 May 2011 2:11am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli portrait ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

22 May 2011 7:17am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

A very nice look here, You have well catch the mood !

22 May 2011 3:37pm

crash from Weehawken,NJ and NYC, United States

cool street shot!

23 May 2011 2:25am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice portrait ! I like the colors all around , Phil

23 May 2011 6:53am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Un instant très bien saisi, où on fait forcément un rapprochement entre le geste et l'oreille ! Bien vu ! Bonne journée

23 May 2011 6:56am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Great portrait and colors !

23 May 2011 10:15am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A exceptional capture with lovely colours and great composition. A very beautiful poem.

23 May 2011 10:21am

jeanne from près de marseille, France

sur le vif !!!!

23 May 2011 10:39am

fereshteh. from Iran

Excellente ...
Great portrait....

23 May 2011 11:06am

Val37 from Tours, France

Very nice protrait ! I like his regard !

23 May 2011 1:48pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the portrait and her hair

23 May 2011 4:38pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful candid portrait. Such a fun expression!

23 May 2011 10:20pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Hello Pavan, I am delighted to see you! A beautiful look! slightly proud and brave, which seems a little device! Its position gives a nice rounded elegance to the image.

24 May 2011 4:14am

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

And here I thought when I woke up with my hair like that in the morning it was bedhead :D.. great capture!

24 May 2011 4:22pm

Anne from 新加坡, Singapore

looking coollllll....great shot ! :)

25 May 2011 2:49am

Marie from FRESNES, France

beau portrait.

1 Jun 2011 8:32pm

1/160 second
ISO 200
50 mm