Category: Travel

Photographer: Yovo Photo “Brothers”

Creating an expressive photograph of two brothers from Benin, West Africa, Photographer of the Day Yovo Photo uses selective focus to spotlight initial attention on the older brother in the foreground. The younger brother in the background serves as an anchor, giving balance and adding depth to the image. The facial expressions draw me in. I am wondering what the boys are thinking about, what their life is like. I see a trace of a smile in the eyes of the older boy, but a bit of sadness in the younger boy’s eyes. I like this in black and white—I think the patterned shirts in color would detract from the faces.

Originally shared on the Photofocus Group on Flickr here.

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