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CRETAN LIFE - 4

By magda_indigo  
THE SON, Yanni.

From what I understood he had been a policeman.
Did he come back to look after his parents?
Or did he need looking after?
Lonely, he just wanted to know immediately if I was married, I laughed and pointing at my ring, meant yes.
He spoke some English, ggrm...bad luck... all the best women always taken...
This proud son introduced me to his parents anyway.

These images mean a lot to me, it was a moment in life that you would like to hold with both hands.

Just taken with natural light, no reflector, no flash, straight.
(*:*)

Tags: Portraits and people

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Comments


artyshock 16 9
19 May 2005 3:15AM
This is good. Arty.
HarryStan 16 50 Australia
19 May 2005 3:22AM
So thats what happened to the singer of Dexys Midnight Runners (LOL). Seriously though.. a cracking portrait with loads of detail.
Alan
magda_indigo 18 418 England
19 May 2005 3:24AM
Thanx Pete (*_*)
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 3:28AM
He looks as weathered as his parents. Super interesting features. Great shot Magda. Worthy of the HC.
Jeanie
paul_indigo 18 259 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 3:35AM
Throughout this series of portraits I think you can see how the photographer was able to quickly build a relationship with the subject. These people trust you and they know that their trust will be honoured by you in your photography - even though they've never seen a picture you've made before that moment.

Beyond the technical brilliance I think this ability to create a moment with the person you're photographing is a rare and special gift.
cameragirl 17 43 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 3:36AM
Wonderful portrait!
19 May 2005 3:36AM
Wonderful capture, Magda, and congrats on the HC.
covey 16 1.7k Ireland
19 May 2005 3:38AM
I love the photo fabulous, but find the crop on the left a lttle distracting. Just me.

T.
willbrealey 17 253
19 May 2005 3:42AM
Another beauty Magda - Paul's right ther's definitely a connection between model and photographer here. Excellent eye contact and he looks very natural and at ease. Great tones too.
vparmar 17 7 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 4:52AM
another beauty portrait and congrats on the EC award. click
vinny
itinerario 18 42 Netherlands
19 May 2005 4:55AM
Great portrait. He reminds me of my former archeology professor (minus the beard).
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
19 May 2005 4:57AM
Q!
Congrats on well deserved HC, Magda!

Jouko
gajj 17 32
19 May 2005 5:17AM
Excellent portrait, fabulous eye contact!
Regards,
Jan
firzhugh 16 13 New Zealand
19 May 2005 5:32AM
fantastic portrait. great detail and expression
deltafour 17 13
19 May 2005 5:39AM
It's the expression you manage to capture that gives me delight in viewing this photograph. It is a superb portrait.Congrats on HC.
*click*

Stewart.
BigCol 20 1.8k 1 Scotland
19 May 2005 6:15AM
Beautiful image Magda, the comfort the subject feels in sitting for you is very apparent in the very natural expression on his face. I'm looking to more in this series.
Crete is a great island to visit and the people can be so open and warm it's amazing.

Nicely done.

Colin
acbeat 16 14 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 6:30AM
well shot good detail . andy b
geegee 17 29 England
19 May 2005 6:47AM
Another wonderful portrait Magda. This is a really great series.
Best wishes,
George.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
19 May 2005 7:14AM
thought it was David Essex for a minute..

great shot
jeff
thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
19 May 2005 8:03AM
Hi Magda,He looks brilliant just like the other portraits.Superb shot.Congratulations on your HC award,well deserved.I am enjoying your series from crete.Take care.AnnSmile
Thankyou for your kind comments and advice,i agree with you.
terry_cavner 16 332 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 8:24AM
Great Shot....Well Done
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
19 May 2005 8:27AM
Well deserved recognition Magda... Just keep them coming Ma'am!

Mike
old timer 17 55 1 Scotland
19 May 2005 8:51AM
There's mischief in those eyes, Magda!
Jim
19 May 2005 9:14AM
nice candid portrait, has a tender touch to it ♥Click

:0) Shelley
CatMouse 18 115 Russian Federation
19 May 2005 11:06AM
Another great composed and detailed portrait,
very nice work.

Malik & Mary,
from St. Petersburg.
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
19 May 2005 11:30AM
Excellent, congrats on the award, well deserved! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
Dinda 17 90 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 12:00PM
Congrats on the HC. What a wonderful face he has and beautifully captured.
Yogendra 17 22 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2005 12:48PM
Excellent portrait, Congratulations on a HC & RC Award, Superb.

Yogendra
TonyA 16 11 Spain
19 May 2005 1:08PM
Congratulations, Magda, on a well deserved HC for this excellent portrait.

Antonio
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
19 May 2005 3:31PM
A lovely portrait and capture lovely lighting and detail and congratulations on your HC and RC.
Pauline.
yjjeep 17 13
19 May 2005 3:49PM
Very well done Magda.That look is priceless.

John
lovelylindax 17 16
19 May 2005 4:17PM
Brilliant portrait Magda! xxxx
bauer 17
19 May 2005 6:16PM
Esto es una maravilla. Muchas felicitaciones..Clickk.
bauer..
scottydog 17 206
19 May 2005 11:10PM
a splendid portrait mgda

full of character and interest

jim
19 May 2005 11:57PM
Excellent description and extraordinary features you've captured, Magda!
Well Done!
Cheers and click to ya...Suzan Smile
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
PS: Almost forgot....Congrats on a Well-Deserved HC/RC!!
daringdaphne 17 82 United Kingdom
20 May 2005 12:26AM
Yes, without that trust you couldn't take a beauty like it. I often see people I'd like to takedoing mundane jobs when they are gorgeous. I hope you had a lovely time among these friendly people! I just wheeled it up again: it's gorgeous !!

Thank you for coming by ***

Click Daphne
Mavis 19 143 2 England
20 May 2005 12:29AM
Ahh a younger man with penetrating eyes . The've certainly fallen in love with you Magda . !!
20 May 2005 10:25AM
A man with taste eh! Your portrait series is breathtaking Magda, no other word for it.
Ricardo xxxx
Portknockie 17 48 Scotland
20 May 2005 11:29PM
Superb shot Magda,The eyes again make this shot for me,They remind me of David Essex I think........

Don :0
icafe 18 19 Canada
21 May 2005 8:24AM
This is just as good as the Mom and Pop ones. Congratulations on the HC, Magda.
Arthur Smile
noseprints 18 576
23 May 2005 4:47AM
i like this one. what a charmer! there's volumes in those eyes.
himalk 17 4 Sri Lanka
25 May 2005 1:39AM
Stunning shot, like it a lot !!
ade_mcfade 17 15.2k 216 England
25 May 2005 6:15AM
ahh - so no flash on this one, really nice light over there, far brighter than we're used to!

Just out of interest, do you carry a reflector around when you "out and about" - never really thought of that as I'm convinced it'd end up covered in mud or something!

Like the tighter crop on this, really focusses on his smiling eyes.

Ade
lydiatelad 17 2
29 May 2005 3:54PM
Another stunning portrait.
Congrats on HC - well deserved.
Ray

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