Dude. He totally has the rock star thing down. :-D
Yes! And then whisky! And then RUM! Who's dronk? Who?
Fantastic. Am loving your portraits.
Thank you. I'm enjoying taking them. I have such photogenic friends.
I like it. It has a different feeling to the others, though. Somehow it feels more tense, less relaxed - a stolen moment in a different way from the previous ones. Not sure how to express this and I'm probably not expressing it well.
This is actually meant to be a portrait of Matthew and not one of the SMs. I switched lenses and took a bunch of close-ups in the middle of the shoot. I mean, it sort of is a stolen moment in its own way but the composition doesn't fit with the rest of them.
Very nice. My druthers might have reframed it in a wider letterbox-y format showing a bit more of his right shoulder. But it's very well-composed, like the contrast in line movement between the twists of his scarf and the posts in the back, and the bit of wildness from the tousled hair and spiked bracelet.
The original shot actually did include more of his right shoulder. However, due to the positioning of the railings behind him, I had to crop it slightly. I felt it suffered more from the weird angle of the posts than it benefitted from the inclusion of more of his shoulder, if that makes sense.
I also took a bunch of closeups, some of which I loved, but didn't want to overwhelm the internets with them.
amazing, you've captured him perfectly.
I like the little thinky-frown thing he has going on in this image. Part of it is that he's squinting against the harshness of the light from the overcast sky, but it's also a common expression of his, if I'm not mistaken.
it is, the poor little troubled soul.
heh, no...you have the gift of catching people at the right time. its amazing.
i love your photography.
Its fantastic, I absolutely adore this portrait I really can't wait to see the stolen moment in its full glory!
Would it be alright if I used this on myspace?
I sent you another one where you're looking straight at the camera. It's pretty intense.
Sure, no problem.
2006-03-11 14:50 (UTC)
another excellent portrait
Do you recall your settings for the shot? ...just curious.
On Flickr, you should be able to view the EXIF data for the image by clicking on "More Properties" in the lower right. For this image: ISO 100, 1/100 s, f/5, focal length 81 mm (162 mm equivalent on a full-frame sensor). The focal point was centered on his face (the left eye).