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Sean's Story. Bristol.

By ZenTony
I first met Sean a couple of years back. He was living in Castle Gardens, Bristol in a tent that had been destroyed in a storm the previous night. This picture was taken on Princes Street Bridge where he painted small "rip off " Bankys and sold them for whatever anyone wanted to pay for them. He never just asked for money. I met him again this year just before lockdown and he had sold enough pictures to get a flat share. Such an uplifting guy who bore no grudges in spite of a tragic background.

Thank you so much to everyone for giving me awards for "Bristol 10.00 am. They are always so appreciated.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Street life Bristol Monochrome portrait

Voters: banehawi, AlfieK, SauliusR and 31 more

Comments


banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4281 Canada
18 Sep 2020 6:35AM
First rate shot.
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2020 6:39AM
Excellent street portrait and thank you for sharing his story, I wish him well.
Alfie
bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
18 Sep 2020 6:42AM
excellent
18 Sep 2020 7:07AM
Very good life story telling photography..
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2020 7:59AM
Bless him... Excellent photography with a powerful story.
Isabel GrinGrin
saltireblue Plus
11 12.6k 79 Norway
18 Sep 2020 8:35AM
Good to hear he has something positive happen to him...
jacomes Plus
6 33 44 Portugal
18 Sep 2020 8:41AM
Excellent portrait and background story
dark_lord Plus
17 2.9k 793 England
18 Sep 2020 12:02PM
An intereting story and well shot.
18 Sep 2020 4:59PM
Skywalkers never just ask for money...
18 Sep 2020 9:07PM
Great portrait!
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1892 England
18 Sep 2020 9:26PM
Another uncompromising image, and a story that rounds it out, that fits perfectly.

This should inspire good thoughts and good actions.
There are moments in photography when an image hits home and this is it we take for granted the every day
Things that we do Sean is. Guy who has had a very hard life and yet he makes the best of it through his own actions Art being his instrument to a solid roof over his head.
Fantastic image

Carole
ZenTony Plus
6 11 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2020 7:47AM

Quote:There are moments in photography when an image hits home and this is it we take for granted the every day
Things that we do Sean is. Guy who has had a very hard life and yet he makes the best of it through his own actions Art being his instrument to a solid roof over his head.
Fantastic image

Carole



Thank you Carol; I couldn't have put it any better.
Robert51 13 7 127 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2020 8:09AM
What a super image and one I wish was one of mine. The story just keeps adding to the image.

First may I say that I can fault anything about the image and my mod is only my style of treatment to the image that I feel it works well with.
This could only happen because of your wonderful picture. Great job...
Robert51 13 7 127 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2020 11:32AM

Quote:What a super image and one I wish was one of mine. The story just keeps adding to the image.

First may I say that I can't fault anything about the image and my mod is only my style of treatment to the image that I feel it works well with.
This could only happen because of your wonderful picture. Great job...

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