Smile Under The Glasses

Man wearing thick glasses
Shot in the city of Rangpur, Bangladesh tetsuOzawa

The man wore thick glasses, a rarity in Bangladesh

A topless man was sitting inside a small shop in Rangpur. He wore glasses, a rarity in Bangladesh. He wore glasses that were as thick as the bottom of a milk bottle and seemed to have a strong intensity. When I pointed the camera at him, he stopped working and smiled at me.

It's my personal opinion that East Asian people seem to have a higher rate of short-sightedness. It may have something to do with genetic differences. I'm not sure what's causing it, but it's a fact that more Japanese people are nearsighted than Westerners. That's why the image of Japanese people used to be one of hanging eyes, glasses, and a camera hanging around their necks. I think the Japanese in the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was also like that.

JP

What is Breakfast at Tiffany's?

Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, written by George Axelrod, adapted from Truman Capote's 1958 novella of the same name, and stars Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, a naïve, eccentric café society girl who falls in love with a struggling writer (George Peppard). It also featured Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney in supporting roles. The film was a critical and commercial success.

Where is Rangpur?

PHOTO DATA

No

3955

Shooting Date

Sep 2009

Posted On

April 14, 2010

Place

Rangpur, Bangladesh

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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