Christian - canon 20d w/50mm

You might recognise this guy from earlier shots I posted of him. He was the first stranger I got the courage up to approach and photograph. I saw him again today and we chatted about things for a while. I took some new shots of him, this is one. I know it's very similar to the first one I posted of him but I like it for that reason, plus this composition, a tight, full face portrait, is what I feel driven to capture.

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  • zac

    splendid shot. i recognized him immediately. he looks thinner and seems to be in a bit of despair here. nice work miles!

    2005-06-18

  • Walker

    I agree that he looks thinner. I think that, and his expression make this shot better than the first. The shallow depth of field is a bit more noticeable here, and I like that.

    2005-06-19

  • mydepiction

    Yeah he does look thinner ... I wonder whether it is just the thight crop and shallow DOF. Talking about the dof I really like it because it makes his face pops right out of the screen.

    2005-06-19

  • Francesco

    I was missing your portraits, and this one is really expressive.

    2005-06-19

  • turnover

    I love this face in b/w photograph. Very very good portrait. A portrait with a lot of true-life !!

    2005-06-19

  • Patricia

    Whoa!!

    2005-06-19

  • Alec Long

    I like this one best because it feels more naturally processed. Something in the earlier portraits felt as if you'd applied too much sharpening. The composition here is more pleasing, too. Well done.

    2005-06-19

  • dan

    This sort of photograph certainly is your "signature style" to me. Your tight portraits always impress. Good work.

    2005-06-19

  • JYOSEPH !

    A 2nd encounter and you walk away with more great photos. I'm sure he's a great guy, it's a win/win relationship! Well done, Miles.

    2005-06-19

  • stephen

    Great work! i really like how shallow the DOF is

    2005-06-19

  • jacek

    I like your 'full frame' portraits, they are so intensive

    2005-06-19

  • luminouslens

    I really really like the tones overall, and the deepness of his eyes. You've done a wonderful job here in giving him a lot of dignity and still allowing us to enjoy each and every line on his face. Fantastic.

    2005-06-19

  • miles

    Thanks all, I think it would be very hard to take a bad photograph of this guy. He does seem thinner but he was in good spirits, talking about the ice hockey book he had just bought at a book fair.

    2005-06-19

  • cliff

    I like the shallow DOF too. It's as though you've pulled him out of his world and into ours. (And nice choice of music too.)

    2005-06-19

  • canon-craig

    lovely DoF. Great tones and a superb expression. fantastic work.

    2005-06-20

  • dirtbagphoto

    It's been said, but great tonal range and subject. Very intimate.

    2005-06-20

  • sparx

    Great character and well captured.

    2005-06-20

  • Raffi

    Once again, amazing work.

    2005-06-20

  • Jon

    One of your strongest portraits, incredible depth. He reminds me of Timothy Leary for some odd reason.

    2005-06-20

  • Andy (SensorChip)

    Superb portraits as always Miles. Inspirational.

    2005-06-21

  • Dave

    This is superb, and inspirational.

    2005-06-28

  • Shahin

    amazing clarity!

    2005-07-21