Looking for advice
I would like some advice.
In this particular photo I wanted to invert the role of father and mother. Working with children I hear almost exclusively of the women in young peoples lives. Fathers are something like a weekend treat, or depending on the relationship, a Sunday school sermon when all you want to do is play. This couple was sitting outside one of the areas the dancers I mentioned previously pass. The mother in her almost defensive posture, broad hipped, scanning the crowd; the father coddling their child with rugged hands, thick forearms, and a gentle demeanor. They were very friendly and their sizes inverse from what you’ll imagine from this photo. But how to crop it?
I like the above; however, the broader photograph provides a context and puts the man in the center of four women, which articulates something to me. There’s no right or wrong, but I can’t decide which tells the story better and so I’d like to ask you for your opinions and advice.