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Kenny Fox (Iron Man) (c)copyright.

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This man was the strongest man that I have ever met. I first worked with him when I was in my early twenties, and once witnessed him lift a fully extended wet wooden ladder, and walk from the back of the house with it, to the front over very rough terrain, as if that wasn't enough I then realised that his colleague was still stood at the top of the ladder clinging on for dear life.

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Recording media:Ilford HP5
Title:Kenny Fox (Iron Man) (c)copyright.
Username:lawrenceburrow lawrenceburrow
Uploaded:12 Jan 2010 - 5:09 PM
Tags:Black & white, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2010 - 5:19 PM

Now that is a lived in face full of character thanks for sharing it Colin

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1022 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2010 - 5:45 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

A face like a landscape. I'm looking at him, I feel as though I know him. That's communication.
One quibble - I'm seeing an odd faint pinkish tone in the centre top of the frame, just over a small area. Puzzling.
Moira

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lawrenceburrow
12 Jan 2010 - 6:08 PM


Quote: A face like a landscape. I'm looking at him, I feel as though I know him. That's communication.
One quibble - I'm seeing an odd faint pinkish tone in the centre top of the frame, just over a small area. Puzzling.
Moira

Hello Moira, I have a problem in the fact that I am colour deficient and cannot see any tone of colour on this picture. It is puzzling though because I hand printed this and then recently photographed it with my Canon G10. Mmmm strange.

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woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2010 - 7:02 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Murphy's face was a replica of the King Edwards he grew. He did in fact look like King Edward the Seventh. He also resembled King Edward the Third, Fifth and Seventh, making a grand total of King Edward the Seventeenth. He had a mobile face, that is, he always took it with him. His nose was what the French call retroussť, that is, like a pig......
Spike Milligan, "Puckoon", 1963.

I couldn't help being reminded of Murphy the moment I saw this portrait. A face not of granite but of weathered bark on some ancient oak. Unfortunately the eyes are hooded, but the expression is kindly. A rare face these days.

There is a faint residual colour as Moira mentions. I have not seen its like from my G10, but then I have not used the G10 for rephotographing b&w prints. I have read the odd article in the press criticising certain printer/paper combinations for producing very dark green tones rather than black, but your print would not have emanated from inkjet technology. I am baffled!
Bill

Last Modified By woolybill1 at 12 Jan 2010 - 7:03 PM

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lawrenceburrow
12 Jan 2010 - 8:27 PM


Quote: Murphy's face was a replica of the King Edwards he grew. He did in fact look like King Edward the Seventh. He also resembled King Edward the Third, Fifth and Seventh, making a grand total of King Edward the Seventeenth. He had a mobile face, that is, he always took it with him. His nose was what the French call retroussť, that is, like a pig......
Spike Milligan, "Puckoon", 1963.

I couldn't help being reminded of Murphy the moment I saw this portrait. A face not of granite but of weathered bark on some ancient oak. Unfortunately the eyes are hooded, but the expression is kindly. A rare face these days.

There is a faint residual colour as Moira mentions. I have not seen its like from my G10, but then I have not used the G10 for rephotographing b&w prints. I have read the odd article in the press criticising certain printer/paper combinations for producing very dark green tones rather than black, but your print would not have emanated from inkjet technology. I am baffled!
Bill

Absolutely brilliant, Spike Milligan, my idol, I was one year old when that piece was published. Thanks ,

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2010 - 5:19 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Yeah, there is a very slight and inconsistent toning across the image. Since it's a photograph of a photograph, I'd guess that it's slightly inconsistent lighting. For something that is supposed to be black and white, I suggest converting the image to monochrome.

That aside, it's a very strong portrait that really conveys the character of the man.

Last Modified By DRicherby at 13 Jan 2010 - 5:19 AM

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wood1963
wood1963  4 Greece
15 Feb 2010 - 1:58 PM

As I mentioned in my other comments, there is a strange, but lovely quality to your B&W pictures which I cant place. They remind me of the quality of printing from the late 60s early 70s.

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