Well known beggar in Nerja on the Spanish Costa near Malaga. He got his nickname through his habit of wearing army fatigues and an empty machine gun belt when begging in the tourist season. Off-season, as here, he sits in doorways and half-heartedly begs. I approached him with a smile and used gestures to ask permission to photograph him.
The RAW file is full length but cropped here to shape his face. The original file needed no adjustments at all bar a reduction in vibrance. But I was interested in texture so applied a tiny bit of grunge to this version. The subject lends itself to many other treatments which I'll be exploring later.