I love your pictures of 'real people' (the others are real, too, but you know what I mean…). My first photo book was Richard Avedon's 'In the American West'. Although he is relaxed and smiling this picture remind me of their intensity.
No need to parrot what all others are raving about already… Just want to add that you really have become such an influence on so many people– casual and artistic snappers alike with your simple, unpretentious and dynamic portraits; aristocrats, socialites, fashion royalties, art school kids, eccentrics, and this gentleman, are all equally regal and beautiful. It's all about the individual's style.
Your blog is about to become a very interesting one. I was actually kind of bored lately; all your pictures depict very good stylished people…all very well taken. And with this picture, you're going to a new direction, a new level. Keep up the very good work.
Beautiful photo. The way you captured and conveyed depths and textures (the crosshatched wrinkles near his eyes, the bristle of the beard, the ribbing of the jacket collar, even the weave of the fabric of the cap) is astonishing… it draws the eye in and echoes the idea that this man has depths of experience and heart.