BEAUTIFUL , I LIKE IT A LOT! THE SENSITIVITY IN PHOTOGRAPHY IS VERY IMPORTANT , THIS IS MY OPINION…BUT THERE ARE MANY SIMPLE THINGS THAT ARE BEAUTIFUL, BUT MOST OF PEOPLE DO NOT SEE THEM…WHAT A PITY!
CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR WORK….
This reminds of Alex Harsley’s work, whose East 4th St. gallery is located nearby, and you MUST visit (you probably have)…I bought a portrait he did of Basquiat; a nice story to go with that picture, too.
Beautiful shot Scott – you continue to surprise and inspire, it is such a pleasure to visit your blog every day. The beauty and humanity of your work never fails to move me. Thank-you for doing the work that you do, for seeing what you see, it matters.
I’m not so sure…. Is this not a picture of powerty.. put in a romantic light? I am aware of the history of this kind of picture, but to take this picture today in black and white, I think it might be kind of an anachronism? Am I wrong or is this mans outfit not a “style choice”? Anyway, I am not sure what I think, but not my favourite picture.. Big fan btw!
I think this picture is not trying to romanticize poverty but rather to show the dignity of this man in spite of not being a man of obvious means. He has on an immaculate white shirt, that wonderful cap…he still has pride in his appearance. It speaks to the spirit of people who want to show their best side no matter what the circumstances.
So much feeling in this picture. I don’t really need to see his face to imagine who is this person. He’s not fashionable, but he has lots of personal style.
There’s a certain pride in the way he walks, the way in which he rolled his sleeves, the way in which life goes beyond “fashionable” for him, and instead is all about function and a personal sense of decorum, even with less than perfect clothes…very touching and inspiring!
I don’t know why but I am so moved by this photo. I think of my late father who always wore a cap. I wonder where this gentlemen has been and where he is going. For some reason I just know his life has been hard. The way he carries himself. I would love to see his expression from the front just so I could know he was happy… x
If the ordinary photograph tells a thousand words, this one speaks volumes: the bent of his neck, the strength in his squared shoulders, the implied elegance in his long-fingered hands, his well-worn clothes–this is a man who’s learned one of life’s hardest lessons, a lesson we all need to learn, regardless of gender, race or economic status…to play life as it lays. It would, I think, be an honor to know him.
Quest’uomo sembra portare sulle spalle tutta la sua vita. fatica, amore, odio , litigi, competizioni…quanto c’Ă¨ e c’Ă¨ stato nella sua lunga vita
Foto molto intensa, ben fatta. complimenti al fotografo