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photoblog image N.Kama 'Busted & Neglected #2'. New York, 2007

N.Kama 'Busted & Neglected #2'. New York, 2007

I was walking by and saw this on the street, I quickly got off the phone & snapped.  What an unusal place for one to abandon a box.


N.Kama 'Busted & Neglected #2'. New York, 2007

I was walking by and saw this on the street, I quickly got off the phone & snapped.  What an unusal place for one to abandon a box.


comments (51)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 23 Oct 2007, 00:26
Surreal smile
Nacha Kama: Merci Martin!
You took full advantage, Very nicely composed with that low angle.
Nacha Kama: I like the way you pay attention to my angles...I 'm very particular about that smile...I was quite hard to shoot this but i kept shooting and this was the best so far!
  • Otto K.
  • Atlanta, United States
  • 23 Oct 2007, 01:23
Wonderful shot. Nice. smile
Nacha Kama: This one is for you Otto.
I knew you would like wink
It's so lonely! The angle of the shot is really nice - I agree with Michael on that! I think you could try copping it though - there is almost a little too much sidewalk on the bottom of the shot. It weighs down the main subject a little.
Nacha Kama: Lonely Quite alright...However, I think it was shoot in the best way that it could have been shot.
Thanks for comments anyways smile
  • rolo
  • United States
  • 23 Oct 2007, 03:16
Yes, that's odd. I like the perspective. And the stains on the street almost look like something oozing out of the suitcase. That's creepy. . . .
Nacha Kama: LoL...."Creepy"...so what if this was shot in the night???...LoL
  • rags
  • United States
  • 23 Oct 2007, 03:21
one can make a film, write a book, create a scenario by just looking at this image. It is simple and yet it also makes the viewer ask so many questions about why the box was left there in the middle of the road. Awesome job chacha. It is good to have you back!
Nacha Kama: Thanks Kanyi...You are right one can tell alot from this shot!
  • Amir
  • United States
  • 23 Oct 2007, 03:27
Very meaningful shot. I enjoy your work
Nacha Kama: I'm glad I'm quite entertaining :d
What a great find! Very cool shot.
Nacha Kama: "Great Find" indeed....Thanks alot Dave
  • Moi
  • USA
  • 23 Oct 2007, 04:04
Fantastic shot. Very suggestive
Nacha Kama: Thanks Ma'am wink
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 23 Oct 2007, 04:44
Wonder what the story is on this one, Nacha! Love it!
Nacha Kama: I wonder too...Thanks Babes!
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 23 Oct 2007, 06:09
Uh-oh! Call out the bomb squad! I guess that's what would happen in the States, right, NaCha?!

Did you stay around to find out what happened to it?

Good, good eye!
un voyage sans valise?
u shouldva called da bomb squad

I love the composition, beautifully rendered in b&w
  • cocole
  • France
  • 23 Oct 2007, 08:00
  • aurore
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Oct 2007, 08:35
superbe...une valise, sans voyageur...attention aux flics vont la faire sauterwink
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Oct 2007, 08:40
excellent find; you made a great shot from the opportunity.
  • Manuela
  • Germany
  • 23 Oct 2007, 08:43
Is this a suitcase?
Strange to forget or loose such a big thing... anyway excellent opportunity for you ChaCha!
  • Miss75
  • France
  • 23 Oct 2007, 09:10
Attention aux équipes de déminage !
Great photograph for putting your imagination into overdrive. I love shots like this. Kanyi says it all really. (:o)
Love the composition. Very nice indeed.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Oct 2007, 10:58
I read you snapped - wondering why would you snap. And then the thought came through - with the camera. I was amazed at my slow thought processes smile

Excellent picture that will make you grab the camera. Have you checked whether it is empty or has a body inside?
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 23 Oct 2007, 11:02
Good one. Nice find and super shot of it!
Who abandoned the suitcase? It still looked usable. Like the B&W treatment though.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Oct 2007, 13:05
Excellent shot and yes the low angle is perfect for the drama. Would have been tempted to straighten the horizon of the road. Ultra wide angle lenses play havoc with the verticals though ;o)
well done nacha
i love the composition (though i may have cropped the lower portion of the pic off, but that's now a matter of personal taste)
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 23 Oct 2007, 13:26
You have a great eye smile
I like the composition and the grainy look
  • jelb
  • France
  • 23 Oct 2007, 14:48
Well done shot..Good composition..Bravo!
What's in it, one wonders?
Somehow the words serial killer and body parts spring to mind
sometimes when Im dragging a real heavy bag i kinda think....... Im just gonna leave it here....... you shoulda checked out the contents.... it could of been some heavy but expensive photo gear..... left by a guy on assignment ...... who just could,nt go on....... Ha.....

VV nice image.......

Hope all is good....... what camera did you go for in the end?

  • harry
  • USA
  • 23 Oct 2007, 15:36
Interesting perspective makes this a good shot.
Ah! Does this mean you are coming up north for a visit? lol! But seriously, this one evokes as sense of sadness for me, maybe because the suitcase seems all but abandoned.
  • don
  • United States
  • 23 Oct 2007, 16:07
I like the low angle of view which emphasizes the case but still includes the business area beyond. Nice impromptu shot.
  • Ladybug
  • Bridgewater/Boston, Massachusetts
  • 23 Oct 2007, 17:02
Fascinating picture, and SO effective in b&w. I love shots that tell a story like this. I wonder what is in the suitcase?
  • elaine
  • France
  • 23 Oct 2007, 18:54
greta funny compo
lost... you can think about why that is... well seen and composed.
Interesting. Nicely done babes.
  • Mingo
  • Sant Boi de Llobregat (Barcelona)
  • 23 Oct 2007, 19:59
Excelente captura. Saludos!
Your last photo's are great, as always. Leave a lot for my imagination. This man had been kicked out of the house by his wife. She threw his suitcase on the street smile
This is terrific. What a splendid idea: the abandonned suitcase.
I discoverend an abandonned sandwich box on the train tonight, with lots of sandwiches.
But this is great!
Love the B&W coversion, this simply had to be B&W.
Nice urban abstract!
In the current climate I'm surprised that they didn't blow this baby up!
  • Lesley
  • Montreal, Canada
  • 24 Oct 2007, 03:22
Great shot, very evocative and emotional.
  • jump
  • Germany
  • 24 Oct 2007, 09:01
Very nice shot, the angle is great, the tones too smile
  • jump
  • France
  • 24 Oct 2007, 09:02
Very nice shot, the angle is great, the tones too smile
  • alex
  • UK
  • 24 Oct 2007, 15:57
Nice angle and processing. I'm thinking

"Tick Tick Tick.... BOOOM"

Naaah, she dumped him and was abducted by hamsters from a parallel universe while walking along the road
I am a fan of your. I think you havea knack of capturing moments that would normally slip past more experienced photographers. This picture is excellent
  • Fehinti
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Oct 2007, 21:02
In New York City???? I'm suprised the bomb squad weren't immediately called out, or is it only in the UK that we have that sort of knee jerk overreaction to things like this?
Great shot by the way. smile
  • Florian
  • France
  • 24 Oct 2007, 23:28
Well composed, the b&w is excellent.

I love the surrealistic touch.
  • crash
  • United States
  • 25 Oct 2007, 02:55
hey! i've seen this luggage before !
Super, love captures of things that are out of place.
Unusual -- and that's what makes it interesting. Like the point of view/perspective here.

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