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Plumber with a Pearl Earring

By jkcuddihy
Good to be back after a long spell away from you all.
I present my version of Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring. This is our local plumber and it took a rather vain attempt to emulate Scarlett Johanssen.
My thanks to John Duffy for the lighting and Jenny Moylan for costume and makeup. Thanks above all to Pat Dowling for being such a wonderful model, and plumber!
55mm f8 1/125sec ISO 200
We had great fun setting this up. Hopefully more down the line.
Have a great weekend

Tags: Portraits and people Humour and fun Vermeer

Voters: agean, bokeh, JeniTLC and 16 more

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JeniTLC 12 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 7:22PM
Very amusing and strangely enigmatic. Beautifully lit.
Glashutte 14 21 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 7:23PM
Don't get me wrong , it is a good idea , but you need to work on it - The photography and composition is ace- if you're going to rework Vermeer you need to have all dark and light- and you have to flatter your subject , not be too light on bits we don't want to see?
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4217 Canada
2 Oct 2010 7:23PM
This is excellent Johnny, - well done to all the cast!

jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 7:25PM
Excellent fun - well done
FaceFirst 13 8 England
2 Oct 2010 7:27PM
Looks a bit like Vicky Pollard from little Britain. A very good portrait and I'm sure had you taken this some many years ago we would be looking at Vermeer trying to copy you. Your subjects expression is a totally priceless.
Paintman Plus
14 1.5k 180 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 7:50PM
Love the idea and executionSmile Excellent work.

Pamella 13 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 8:11PM
ha ha i love this - the idea is great and your plumber is a great sport!!
soulofharmony 10 22 1 Norfolk Island
2 Oct 2010 9:39PM
lmao.... this is brilliant..... hahaha !
fazzer 11 54 7 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2010 9:55AM
Very good
Glashutte 14 21 1 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2010 6:06PM
Hiya, this is brilliant......!
John_Humphreys 15 69 2 Ireland
3 Oct 2010 9:17PM
Brilliant concept. I really love the humour. Excellent work. John
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
4 Oct 2010 8:44PM
Whar a parody! Just love it!

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