Gary - canon 20d w/50mm

Gary sells a street paper around the St Lawrence Market but says he's hassled by security guards. He tries to persuade his friends to stop 'panning' and sell the paper too.

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  • miklos

    That is a solid shot man. SOLID shot. I love the details. The DoF is dead on.

    Great story as well :)

    2005-04-18

  • naomi-sarah

    Great portrait shot! I love the expression (or lack of) on the guy's face. Definitely an interesting photo.

    2005-04-18

  • Gord Is Dead

    Very nice work. Again. And thanks for the link above!

    2005-04-18

  • John

    Lovely stuff Miles. I have been so so so busy the last 4 or 5 days that I only just caught up with last 4 entries.

    I love em all, especially the man on the bench - no all of them are brill.

    John

    2005-04-19

  • Daniel G

    Interesting face and expression...I like how you let the image with a metal look...

    2005-04-19

  • Smoove D

    Nice work with the DOF. It might've been nice to work in the paper he sells somehow, as it would have added to the story like the rats added to the portrait you shot earlier.

    2005-04-19

  • Michael Czeiszperger

    Very expressive eyes, and the skin tone is great.

    2005-04-19

  • Tintil

    Another great shot - your portrait work is really strong.

    2005-04-19

  • btezra

    ~now I/eye see you are opening up the frame around the subject, as much as I liked the tight, close crops of some previous street portraits I am enjoying a bit more of the setting as presented here...~

    2005-04-19

  • dusty

    your portraits are consistently amazing. there's always an incredible amount of detail.

    2005-04-19

  • mydepiction

    Absolutely BW tones and DOF.

    2005-04-19

  • nice expression, detail, and composition...good job .-)

    2005-04-19

  • wushi

    yes detail and composition..really nice!

    2005-04-19

  • potty

    this is great. i like how the narrow DOF blurs his ears slightly. and the expression is pretty powerful.

    2005-04-19

  • Jennifer

    What an intense gaze.

    2005-04-19

  • Alex

    Miles, what makes your portraits so great is your story behind them. Looking through your archives, you can see a documentary of all these people who some would not even notice, much less photograph and talk to. They are just spectacular, both from a human and technical standpoint.

    2005-04-20

  • Jimmy Louchart

    Great shot. Beautiful expression, "piqué" (french word), detail and short frame.

    2005-04-20

  • kendall

    Another beautiful portrait for you Miles... the angle of his head (well, the shoulders) makes this feel composed but casual at the same time. Great stuff.. Very jealous. :)

    2005-04-20

  • miles

    Thanks all, Gary is a genuine guy just trying to get along. We walked and talked for a while across downtown and people had a smile for hime wherever we went.

    2005-04-20

  • John

    I really like your portraits: very direct and intense. The strict b&w improves the strength of your portraits; and you get an immense tension in the picture, that is really difficult.
    One question: do you always know the people when you shoot portraits?

    2005-04-20

  • miles

    Hey John, thanks! Almost all of the people I've posted portraits of are people I meet while walking around Toronto.

    2005-04-20

  • zoomvienna

    Awesome profile....

    2005-04-22

  • Kaveh

    This one blasted me away.

    I keep wondering how you manage these outdoor portraits so well! Good use of those slighter shadows and nice sivery tone. It gives a solid statuesque quality to them.

    Do you also do studio portraits?

    2005-04-23

  • Ray

    Fantastic portrait. Love the dof and details in the face. Great!

    2005-05-04

  • Glove

    That's a great photo.

    2005-05-10