Waiting For Trial by damien-c

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[This is an authorized portrait]

I started into photography in January 2008.
6 months later I was hitting the streets trying to document the lives of those we stumble upon and avoid everyday.
So I started the Poverty Series.
My aim is to reveal their humanity, to know these people’s story and make us realize they once had a family, a functional life and it takes only a small event to make a person abandon everything and hit the streets.

This was my first street/ photojournalism portrait and has become one of my most iconic photographs.

His name is Fernando. When I asked him what his story was he just said:
I’m just waiting for trial, man”.

Technical info:
Why the imperfect crop? Because I refuse to let go of the cigarette your eyes may find if you look closer.

Camera Model Canon EOS 450D
Tv (Shutter Speed) 1/50
Av (Aperture Value) 5.6
Exposure Compensation +1/3
ISO Speed 100
Lens EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Focal Length 49.0mm

This was processed in CS4 and Lightroom in about 10 minutes. Thank you for watching.:)


  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesabout 4 years ago

    I love your Street/homeless series D. Can’t wait to see the rest here on RB!

  • MX250
    MX250about 4 years ago

    Cool pic!!

  • Sarah Davies
    Sarah Daviesabout 4 years ago

    I think you are so brave as this is something I could not do, I think your project is most interesting as (my husband and I) recently became involved with a homeless man.

  • Tiznar
    Tiznarabout 4 years ago

    Iconic – yes!
    Sometimes a whole life and future can be said so simply … “waiting for trial.”
    And any of our lives can be reduced to so little so fast. Great work!

  • Davide Ferrari
    Davide Ferrariabout 4 years ago

    THIS is what i aim to do!
    but i live in a country where who holds a camera in a hand is seem like a terrorist or something like that.
    anyone is suspicious about me when i’m hangin’ around the streets with my “weapon” turned on.
    magical shot D,magical.
    i don’t know how i can say how much i appreciate you for your noble intent.
    i’ve always wanted to do the same but PEOPLE can not permit me to.

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 4 years ago

    an excellent capture in its own right, appropriate b/w, a beautifully processed, striking portrait… your notes add to the poignancy

  • C-hass
    C-hassabout 4 years ago


  • Jari Mäntylä
    Jari Mäntyläabout 4 years ago

    Utter brilliance bro.

  • Chintsala
    Chintsalaabout 4 years ago

    total winner bro

  • henuly1
    henuly1almost 4 years ago

    fantastic photo!

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