111 comments

  1. Angel

    April 21, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Nice, good score on the flat background.

    Angels Point of View – Street Style Photography

  2. Al

    April 21, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    You gotta love that expression. His, is a beautiful face. The stogie isn't bad either!
    http://www.skylarkmanor.com

  3. La Petite Marmoset

    April 21, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    This looks like a vintage photo– love!
    La Petite Marmoset

  4. Monika

    April 21, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    wonderful portrait

  5. She Used To Walk Fast

    April 21, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Wow. The textures are amazing.

  6. Meg

    April 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Excellent portrait!!

  7. Fashion Agony

    April 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    This is one excellent shot!

    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

  8. Nomadic D.

    April 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    i love this photograph

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

  9. you can call me mary...

    April 21, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    When You Are Old by WB Yeats
    When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
    And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
    And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
    Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

    How many loved your moments of glad grace,
    And loved your beauty with love false or true,
    But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
    And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

    And bending down beside the glowing bars,
    Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
    And paced upon the mountains overhead
    And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

  10. Kacie

    April 21, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Beautiful. I love the contrast. Did you use a lens filter?

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com

  11. ODD imagination

    April 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    This is very beautiful!

  12. Naftali Stern

    April 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    What a great pose!!! great collar action too..

    theBohmerian

  13. Ru

    April 21, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I was born on a storm-swept rock and hate the soft growth of sun-baked lands where there is no frost in men's bones.
    Liam O'Flaherty

  14. Kathleen

    April 21, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I'm a little scared and a little in love.

  15. caribbelle

    April 21, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    This is a great photo. The small details of the rain spot on his shoulder add so much context to the photo.

  16. Jackii

    April 21, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    beautiful and inspiring picture!

    westernemerald.blogspot.com

  17. LatteLisa

    April 21, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    perfect!

  18. Davidikus

    April 21, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    He's got great presence & I would love to see the pic in colour

    http://davidikus.blogspot.com/
    http://www.davidranc.com

  19. We will fight on the beaches....

    April 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    We will never surrender!

  20. Shervin Nassi

    April 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm

  21. Anna

    April 21, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Once time again, beautiful! Congrats xx
    Anna
    tipsformywardrobe.blogspot.com

  22. Marcel Da Chump

    April 21, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Simple portraits show complexity; reminds me of the work of Carl Van Vechten.

  23. Plami

    April 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Amazing photo!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

  24. H. Houdini

    April 21, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    beautiful portait

  25. Tia

    April 21, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Beautiful shot…

  26. Anonymous

    April 21, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    This is one of the best candids I have seen on your site. I love the look, and I hope I run into whoever you have in Florence when I am there in 3 weeks. I will be the American running around in workwear.

  27. DJ Twisted Sister

    April 21, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Hey Dad…what are you doing here?!

    (Just kidding, kinda looks like him though)

  28. Anonymous

    April 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    A very good photo of a very fine face. The comments they inspired especially the Yeats poem are up a notch too.

  29. The Foolish Aesthete

    April 21, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Perfectly timeless.

  30. Liv

    April 21, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Stupenda.

  31. Anonymous

    April 21, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    We have a painting that's been in the family for the last 50 years of an old fisherman that is nearly exactly like this photo – fantastic!!

    http://www.jennykozlow.com.au

  32. Iben

    April 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    The most funky old fella I've seen in a while!

    Come participate in my TOMS shoes giveaway!

    Love Despite color

  33. MoandKa

    April 21, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Fantastic! I love portraits and that specialy black and white!

  34. Francesca

    April 21, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    omg i want this blown up on my wall. its fabulous

    xoxo,
    F

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  35. Anonymous

    April 21, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I hope he get to see this xx

  36. Petey

    April 21, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Fantastic portrait, one of your best yet. It could have been taken anytime in the past 100 years!

  37. Diamond Cat

    April 21, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    This is an awesome shot!.. ~

  38. K

    April 21, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Great shot mate. I'm a huge fan, your blog made me want to get dressed up again.

    By the way, the jacket is by Denham the Jeanmaker out of Amsterdam, lovely stuff, worth checking them out online. They have a whole garment history section on their website that is amazing and generously all there to view.

    Keep roaming the streets and finding moments of beauty.

    Karl

  39. Anonymous

    April 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    All that's missing is the curl of the smoke from his cigar. He needs to light up!

    Just a wonderful photo, and great in B&W! Bravo!

  40. Tom

    April 21, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Love to see more B/W work.

  41. Me, myself and I

    April 21, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Love the B&W rendering.
    MM&I

  42. Studying with Stilettos

    April 22, 2011 at 12:31 am

    lovely photo. has so much feeling to it.
    http://www.studyingwithstilettos.blogspot.com

  43. fashion bucket.

    April 22, 2011 at 1:39 am

    LOVE this. it is really beautiful!

    -fb X

  44. thwany

    April 22, 2011 at 1:44 am

    beautiful.

  45. MELISSA Z.

    April 22, 2011 at 3:24 am

    love the b&w in this portrait!

    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  46. Sophie P

    April 22, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Very beautiful. I love his eyes. Well done and perfect choice in the black and white.

  47. Marco Giulio

    April 22, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Beautiful portrait! An idealized aged man…what good shot!! Isn't he Giancarlo Giannini??

  48. The Thief and The Cobblers

    April 22, 2011 at 5:59 am

    wow i adore this portrait!! I just love it. the black & white is great, the details everything!
    http://thethiefandthecobblers.com

  49. anthony

    April 22, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Heavy, strong, excellent. Pathos too and a glimpse of a good looking jacket.

  50. SOFIA

    April 22, 2011 at 6:38 am

    GREAT PHOTO AS ALWAYS!!!!

  51. kingpinchic.com

    April 22, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Fantastic! Even while the subject appears to be guarding his inner secrets there seems a depth to them in a life lived.

    http://kingpinchic.wordpress.com

  52. Caroline Weiler

    April 22, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Love this shot, really one of my favorite,

    Caroline
    My photos blog http://www.dreamsarepicturingtheworld.com/

  53. songbird

    April 22, 2011 at 7:30 am

    amazing photography.
    http://flysongbird.blogspot.com/

  54. Anonymous

    April 22, 2011 at 7:42 am

    woderful !!tout droit sortie d'un film d'Audiard

  55. Fikari

    April 22, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Great photo! You take some of the best and most expressive black and white pictures.

  56. Anonymous

    April 22, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Ah j'aime cette photo… belle gueule de cinéma ! Sunny Side

  57. Cecille

    April 22, 2011 at 9:14 am

    great portrait!!

  58. coco

    April 22, 2011 at 9:14 am

    perfect pic!

  59. Anonymous

    April 22, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Wonderful, wonderful portrait. Thanks!

  60. Noralia Ayu

    April 22, 2011 at 10:22 am

    prefect BW! love it!!

  61. Marisa Alma

    April 22, 2011 at 10:40 am

    A great black and white photo. He doesn't look like he belongs in sophisticated Florence, rather he looks more like a Southern Italian fisherman. The textures, including the cigar, are great especially the spots on the shoulder.

  62. Anonymous

    April 22, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Great picture and this guy has some stories tell…….fascinating

  63. paul

    April 22, 2011 at 11:37 am

    One of your best. It's all in the details and you've missed none.

  64. Moi

    April 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Love, love, love.

  65. Anonymous

    April 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    What a delicious looking stubble.

  66. cj gordon

    April 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    One of your best sir in my opinion.

  67. This is so beautiful! I adore it.

  68. Felipe

    April 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    i think it's one of the best pictures i've ever seen on this site. Congratulations!

  69. Anonymous

    April 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    your skills as a photographer are truly developing. impressive.

  70. Anonymous

    April 22, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    LOVE

  71. Izzen

    April 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Awesome expression.

    http://izzenxoxo.blogspot.com/

  72. Agni

    April 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    fantastic! you can't forget it!

  73. Jeanine

    April 22, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    it's amazing how black and white adds so much drama and effect to a photo. I like, a lot!

    xoxo
    jeaninereyes.blogspot.com/

  74. Christian

    April 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    absolutely fan-blooming-tastic

  75. Evan

    April 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    take the gun leave the cannoli

    http://mysocalledboringlife-evan.blogspot.com

  76. Anonymous

    April 22, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    What kind of coat is he wearing?

  77. Plain T-Shirt

    April 22, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Awesome portrait. Does not look like it was taken recently. Good work.

  78. asih

    April 22, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I've been following your blog for years. this shot is beautiful.

  79. M.J.Woodbridge

    April 23, 2011 at 1:32 am

  80. the magpie

    April 23, 2011 at 1:51 am

    The cap is timeless.

  81. This is Belgium

    April 23, 2011 at 5:02 am

    Pictures like this make the difference

  82. Anonymous

    April 23, 2011 at 6:43 am

    supercool!

  83. She Likes Shoes

    April 23, 2011 at 7:28 am

  84. DANIELLE ARRUDA

    April 23, 2011 at 7:49 am

    AMAZING PIC!
    Kisses from Brasil
    Dani.

    http://www.myvanitydiary.blogspot.com

  85. The Arrogant Male

    April 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    This is awesome in every way. My favourite pic in a long time. Of course, I'm a sucker for B&W.

  86. Isabelle Ljungblom

    April 24, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Great shot!

  87. Anonymous

    April 24, 2011 at 11:20 am

    another classic pic–thanks!

  88. Art of RetroCollage

    April 24, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Such a careworn look…

  89. Francine

    April 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    AMAZING shot! My mind flies trying to realize its history. What magnetic gaze… Congratulations

  90. Lillian May de la Rie

    April 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Wow, so beautifully captured! I admire your work so badly

    http://lilmayrie.blogspot.com/

  91. Juliana Silva

    April 24, 2011 at 6:58 pm

  92. Anonymous

    April 24, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I like how you can imagine where this man has been and why his jacket is wet. His face is so expressive and I want desperately to know what he is thinking…?

    ~ivy m.

  93. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Brilliant photo!

  94. Jess K

    April 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    There's something behind those eyes…

  95. Malo

    April 25, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Interesting photo… Look like a TV tough guy looking at his main foe.

    Cheers,

    Malo
    http://www.ModaeAmor.com/
    Twitter.com/ModaeAmor

  96. eljovendario

    April 26, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Looks like Mourinho, Real Madrid DT, hahaha.

    saludos,

    http://www.eljovendario.blogspot.com

  97. proletarian Great Gatsby

    April 26, 2011 at 3:45 am

    A good portrait with vigour and solidity.

  98. Kim

    April 26, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Timeless…

  99. gianluca

    April 26, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Thanks for all comments..I'm the man on the shot…if you want to send me a mail this is my mail address:gianluca.biadi@virgilio.it

  100. Julia

    April 26, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    wow.

  101. Anna

    April 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    love this B&W shot, you have an amazing eye

  102. carla

    April 29, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Spot on!

  103. Brittany

    April 29, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    These portraits are continually my favorite pieces of your work. Beautifully captured, thank you for sharing.

  104. Anonymous

    April 30, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    yes i like this look

  105. Evita

    May 2, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    This is an amazingly beautiful portrait. WOW what a story!

  106. Josefr

    May 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    It becomes quite rare here – a timeless piece of style and man.
    Thank you!

  107. The Artist Eye

    May 4, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    wonderful portrait! I think the hat is my favorite. I would love to paint his portrait!

    Cate
    the-artist-eye.blogspot.com

  108. hannahlubart

    July 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    This photogrpah reminds me of August Sander. Beuatiful portrait in an unidealized way.

  109. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    What a lovely photo. So handsome and powerful.

  110. julian

    September 10, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Another great shot of a character with a possible dangerous edge ?

    Oodles of laid back style too

    Great work photographer !!

  111. Nívia

    September 29, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    this would be a common guy or a gentleman one?
    whatever who he is , he looks fine anyway
    very attractive photo, much more the man in it

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