I love the light in this photograph – and the forthright expression – I can feel the photographer's presence and his affect on the mood of this sitter – all the textures in the back ground the glass the gilt – the curious objects add to the mystery.
This is surely of one of those greeting cards â€“ Happy Birthday to my Father/Husband â€“ where a collection of male accoutrements is put together to portray the cultured – but at the same time rugged – aspects of the man in question. Ocean going yachtsman, explorer of dangerous coastlines, kicker of footballs and – yes, the guy has just slapped a coat of paint on the back fence. Yet he has managed a pause in front of the gilt mirror to fine tune the hair and practise the brow furrows. Good fun… And I do very much like the colours.
Oh my – where do I start? Instantly in love with this picture. Love the composition, lighting, textures, feel and subject couldn't be more masculine yet soft; expression, the texture of the leather/wood? ball he's holding, his face, skin and the fuzz of hairy forearms and beard. Don't laugh, but it reminds me of the portraits the Old Masters painted of their Dukes and Royal Princes. Bravo!
there is so much artistic quality to this picture. This is the type of thing I wouldn't mind having blown up and framed and on the wall in my home. Great photography job and who cares about "fashion" when you have such a timeless thinking piece?
I expected different shoes. It's perhaps that lack of expectation that makes me question the validity of this man as a fashionable person. However, it is good to see simple, rugged, American manliness on this blog.
I think fashionably rugged is a look a lot of American men can pull off but overlook. So aside from the shoes, kudos!
Well this is of course not about his outfit cuz we have this everywhere everyday in every single man that u might know in this world….this photo its about masculinity…basic is sexy….cuz we stop looking that much to his clothin and we get ourselves looking at his features…his arms… his chin… his hand…. even those wrinkles… well…. sexy daddy for sure…..
This is a great portrait because it allows the observer to imagine this man’s story behind it; the decor, the light, the understated elegance of this man sitting in what I imagine to be his antiques shop could be the first scene of a story that is about to unfold and it all depends on your imagination!