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Raul (King and Super Star) takes on a chess opponent, then celebrates his win by dancing with a beautiful stranger, before settling back down for another game.

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  • David

    Thank you for sharing these shots!!!
    Very good shots and very nice B&W...
    Nice job !!!
    the third and the last one are beautiful !!

    2006-06-29

  • Simon C

    Great set. Chess is a surprisingly photogenic game. Really like the last shot, that hand is very textural.

    2006-06-29

  • Justin Gaynor

    This is a FANTASTIC series of portraits. The levels, textures, and clarity in them is top rate. Impressive stuff.

    2006-06-29

  • mihai

    awesome job...great tones for b/w . love the last one most!

    2006-06-29

  • Ameen

    Great tones. love the black and white

    2006-06-29

  • jt

    Awesome black and whites. I really like that last shot!

    2006-06-29

  • Adrian

    Great series. I dig the way you tell the story. The whole work is great, not only in composition and framing but in processing as well. You really know how to handle photography ;)

    2006-06-29

  • Craig

    Great story. Like a mini documentary.

    2006-06-29

  • daniel

    I like the series.. but my favourite is undoubtedly the weathered hand holding the chess piece. Wonderful shot!

    2006-06-29

  • don from chicago

    wonderful series! he seems like a real handful!
    I'm glad you found him.

    2006-06-29

  • Smallest Photo

    I simply LOVE that last shot. What a great image.

    2006-06-29

  • tobias

    I copy the last comment.. Simply LOVE the last shot. WOW.

    2006-06-30

  • Vidya

    Fantastic

    2006-06-30

  • garyx

    A great set. I really like the refelection of the board in his glasses. Nice one.

    2006-06-30

  • bruno

    just lovely. he looks like very nice guy. live for moment. :) i really like this one :)

    2006-06-30

  • manju

    Nice series. All are awesome.

    2006-06-30

  • wilsonian

    Wow. The story is as cool as the shots. And I'm with everybody else... that last shot is fantastic!

    2006-06-30

  • Keith

    Great series. Whata guy!

    2006-06-30

  • frippscratch

    Fantastic stuff. A great series. The black and white is perfect for the subject matter. The last shot in particular is superb.

    2006-06-30

  • chantal

    these shots are amazing...every single one.

    2006-06-30

  • Jerrold

    Sweet series, Miles. Great story told in snapshots!

    2006-06-30

  • ingrid

    Really nice serie of pictures !
    I love the story behind them... and it ends with such a great shot !
    Congrats :)

    2006-06-30

  • Ashish Sidapara

    Wow, street photography at its best!

    2006-06-30

  • Easa

    Very nice .... specialy last one !! ...

    2006-06-30

  • Robert

    You've outdone yourself, and given us something to aim for. These photos are classics.

    2006-06-30

  • shooter

    Miles these are superb and so well put together, I love the fact they are B&W, did the chess colours influence this?

    2006-07-01

  • thukai

    Brilliant, Miles! Love it. Your portraits, and b&w conversions are just fantastic. Do you care to share your b&w conversion secrets?

    2006-07-01

  • Tomasz

    Excellent series. The last one is just great.

    2006-07-01

  • martin_d

    great ones. did some street-chess shots lately too. but failed to get so close. really love the first and the last one. the expression in the king's face is priceless :D
    the last one for its details and the view which gets one close to the game. great stuff

    2006-07-01

  • becca

    Wonderful series. I love the way you've captured Raul.

    2006-07-01

  • Warren

    Fantstic series Miles. The first frame, with the reflection of the chess board in his sunglasses is brilliant. Beautiful and rich photo story.

    2006-07-01

  • Melissa

    Wow, I love the emotion of it all!

    2006-07-01

  • Miles

    Thanks everyone :)

    Raul is a bit of a local legend for his flamboyance but even so I was surprised when he got up and started dancing!

    2006-07-02

  • GeckoZ

    Wow! Great shots on every different photos!! Interesting with it's unique DOF and focus point, and composition!! oh, and the photos are well organised too!

    2006-07-02

  • Still

    A fantastic series. My two favs are the first portait and the las shot, the image of the hand. Thanks for this moment.

    2006-07-02

  • susan B.

    I love this guy. Great work Miles

    2006-07-02

  • kikko77

    the best series i've seen this summer. really... I love it.

    2006-07-04

  • chema

    Amazing serie! You captured the feelings of the moments. Excelent quality of the b&w pictures.

    2006-07-04

  • Friedemann Wachsmuth

    What a fantastic series! Reminds me of the fabulous short "Geri's Game". Kudos to your skills -- very very exciting!

    2006-07-06

  • perplex

    These are some of the best shots I have seen in a long time. Excellent sharpness and B&W convertion. I really like the first and last one.

    2006-07-06

  • otomi

    great story, well done, wow ...

    2006-07-06

  • navin harish

    Great shots

    2006-07-07

  • Rowell

    I like these shots B&W was a great choice.

    2006-07-09

  • Michael Czeiszperger

    You find the most interesting characters! That's too funny...

    The images themselves have a nice consistent look, and I especially like the closeup of the hand making the move. (bottom)

    2006-07-11

  • Fabio

    A great b&w story, wonderful portraits and moments... It seems to read a "comics" :)
    Very very nice work!
    Ciao, Fabio

    2006-07-12

  • Tom

    This series is just brilliant. You've really captured a slice of Raul.

    2006-07-20

  • Bonav

    Just great series... Very impressive. Thanks

    2006-07-22

  • tad

    holy shite.. these are gorgeous.. great work.. i love le wrinkly hand :_))))

    2006-07-26

  • Craig Wilson

    I agree with Tad, holy shite indeed - these shots are superb.

    2006-07-26