Just because of the print game I’d name this picture ‘An Italian in Paris’. It clashes and at the same time it isn’t and I can only think of Italian doing prints that way but I can also be wrong^^.
Also I really like the composition of the picture with the blurry table on the first plan, the yellow skirt on the right and the yellow billboard behind the man. All of them are drawing the attention to the bits of yellow in his outfit.
The jacket is strictly for entertaining at home. The beautiful shirt is a mis-match. I enjoy the mustard dress but would really like to see the trousers the guy is wearing and what that strip of blue is under the table.
Real life sometimes is more sophisticated than any possible stage.
The colours of the clothes are perfectly in tune with the colours of the surrounding.
The reflection in the mirror, the angle of the subject’s body and his look makes it a very theatrical shot.
So 80′s that he’s about to “fade to grey” in such a haughty demeanour attitude.The colourful outfit contrasts with the coldness on his gesture.Please,though it’s a masterpiece photo,give us shiny happy people who may even dress in black but show a soul behind the look.
I like the colour combination of this photo but I would lose those shoulder pads, it’s the worst 80s trend in my opinion.
I would also like to add a little something on above comments stating that the gentleman looks or is unhealthy. Health or the lack of it, is not always a matter of choice (as people seem to imply), but also a matter of good or bad luck, as well as genes. So those of you who rushed to comment that this gentleman does not look healthy, take a step back, consider again the total lack of tact and in your remarks and -possibly- apologise.
Thank you for your reply but with all due respect, spare us the relentless cigarette argument. I do not smoke either, I find it trully harmful, but this is not the point here. I think you very well know what I meant with my comment. And above comments, to my understanding, linked “unhealthy looking” with being too thin.
Thank you for your reply and I might add, with all due respect, reread your comment, you state that health, or lack of it is not always a matter of choice. Agreed, but sucking on a cigarette is one prime indicator of a decision by that person not to worry about their health or those around them.