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Kenny Fox (Iron Man) (c)copyright.

By lawrenceburrow
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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colmar 9 42 35 Scotland
12 Jan 2010 5:19PM
Now that is a lived in face full of character thanks for sharing it Colin

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1493 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2010 5:45PM
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

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.
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 68 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2010 7:02PM
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

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 ,
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2010 5:19AM
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.
15 Feb 2010 1:58PM
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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