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Paris: Thomas Hugo 2

By andreduplessis
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This is my 2nd upload of Thomas Hugo, a homeless man that I befriended last week in Paris. As I mentioned before, he moves around town with his 4 dogs, dragging a bicycle/trailer contraption with a flag on top. How he manages to keep the dogs in tow is quite chalenging, as they hardly adhere to any orderly system, and half of Thomas's awake day is taken up by untangling the ropes.
This image is taken from the only impromptu shoot that I did, when I came across him sheltering from the rain in a disused shop doorway.
I have a lovely and touching image of this same dog staring trustingly and deeply into his master's eyes, but as it was getting quite dark, and I was shooting in available light, there was too much movement, and I shall not submit that, although it will remain a favourite for me.
Given Thomas's life and hardships, I especially appreciate this pose where both him and one of his friends look forward and upwards. Positive and determined.
Hope that you like it, Andre

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28 Oct 2008 12:48AM
Another great shot Andre. Mr. Hugo and his dog. An intriguing character indeed.

AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
28 Oct 2008 12:48AM
A very touching image - wonderfully shot, excellent in mono.
Why don't you upload as a 2nd version the other image - would love to see it. I'm not especailly bothered by movement; am more the feeling an image evokes.
28 Oct 2008 12:56AM
Thank you. Anne - I might just do that. Let me see how presentable I can get it. Andre
TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
28 Oct 2008 1:02AM
Powerful capture.
jonathanbp 13 99 Thailand
28 Oct 2008 1:05AM
Fantastic portrait and mono, very powerful - Jonathan
28 Oct 2008 1:24AM
This is a great shot so much detail first class

PeelNStick 17 4 United States
28 Oct 2008 1:51AM
Very sharp B&W.
ARJones 14 103 3 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 3:32AM
Excellent once again - love the texture and detail on his face - and nice to hear the story behind the shot. Do you do much post processing to your images?

NevP 16 853 13 Canada
28 Oct 2008 4:45AM
This is fabulous, great detail, a memorable composition and loaded with emotional content. Gets my vote, my small award and into my faves.
danielwaters 13 93 4 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 4:54AM
Fantastic and fascinating shot. It's nice to get the story behind it too.
Sahyadri 13 61 2 India
28 Oct 2008 5:34AM
classic shot.
faraidoon 13 1 Afghanistan
28 Oct 2008 5:39AM
wounderful mono image i love the pose and the capture and above all the comp.

challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
28 Oct 2008 6:18AM
Andre, having witnessed loads of pain and suffering and poverty, I have to say that this has got to be one of the most moving photographs that I have seen in a very long time. Not only that but the detail and clarity captured in this photgraph is outstanding in my opinion.
VIKI 15 18 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 6:29AM

Quote:A very touching image - wonderfully shot, excellent in mono.
Why don't you upload as a 2nd version the other image - would love to see it. I'm not especailly bothered by movement; am more the feeling an image evokes.

I agree. This is so fabulous!!!!!!!
Paintman Plus
15 1.5k 180 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 6:41AM
Superbly taken and processed with emotional content. Certainly gets my vote. Excellent work.

User_Removed 15 2.1k 7 England
28 Oct 2008 6:55AM
they seem to be getting better and better Andre. Excellent stuff.
jenquest 19 561 1 Tokelau
28 Oct 2008 7:45AM
Another excellent image added to the collection.
david deveson 17 62 2 Italy
28 Oct 2008 8:03AM
Superb Andre....
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
28 Oct 2008 8:07AM
Just superb photography here ......
HarryStan 16 50 Australia
28 Oct 2008 8:08AM
POOCHIE 15 21 6 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 8:41AM
This is such a good shot.

Ian-Munro 13 200 15 Wales
28 Oct 2008 8:58AM
This really hits out at you. Its brilliantly done and i think its worthy of more attention.

Great image.

AlleyCatz 15 274 6 England
28 Oct 2008 8:59AM
Excellent image and description.

28 Oct 2008 9:51AM
Very powerful image, well done.

Moj_o 13 10 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 10:16AM
A fabulous moving portrait Smile

28 Oct 2008 11:18AM
Thank you to everyone that has visited and commented. And especially so for the User Awards - very much appreciated.
I was asked about post processing, and how much I do. I hail from the darkroom era, and post processing was an inherent aspect of photography. Hours would be spent in the darkroom, with maybe one or 2 prints resulting from an evenings session in the red light room. And afterwards little torn papers of various shapes could fill a bin, and dodging and burning at the printing stage was usually the order of the day, and an essential aspect to get the image looking presentable. That after you 'exposed for the shadows, and developed for the highlights' at the capture stage.
I cannot remember ever printing straight from the negative without reconsidering something that needed tweaking.
So here in the digital age post processing is the same. The camera still captures the image in a way that makes sense to its computer, and that is usually a reasonably flat image. Especiallt so much more in the RAW format (NEF for Nikon). I like that, because I do not require anything more to be done afa as the camera, other that getting the focus spot on. For me the digital images look grey, and quite soft quite. That bugged me initially, but now I am using that to my advantage, and I have less expectations afa the hardware capabilities. If this less-than-standard image lacks composition I chuck it. However, never mind the initial appearance, as long there is an acceptable composition, I proceed, comfortable in the knowledge that PS has replaced, and exceeded the capabilities of the darkroom.
In the case of Thomas's photos, I spent approximately 3 - 4 hrs burning and dodging each line in hiigh magnification. His face asked for this emphasis, and I feel that it worked well here, as I feel that it would have been an opportunity lost not to emphasise that one quality in his appearance that sets him apart. Painters can interpret subjects and landscapes in any fashion that they want, and we simply accept that as their creative freedom, so we as photographers should be able to do the same.
My post processing usually involves getting the image up to standard in the original colour file (levels, curves, perspective, crop, a little initial sharpening), and then I transfer to mono using the B&W setting of PS3. Then the slog starts, and the tools that I mostly use and selective doging and burning, curves (many times also selectively using the magic wand), selective red or other channel manipulation, and at the end a tweak on exposure and gamma.
I like a more dramatic effect, and therefore my prints are usually a bit dark.
Regards, Andre
richy 18 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 12:09PM
Superb powerful image, great work
28 Oct 2008 12:40PM
outstanding photography. love how they both look away, almost like a formal pose. the b&w tonality alone is a pleasure to look at. Those UA's are more than deserved. congrats on the photography and thanks for sharing both the image and the information
NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 12:58PM
as good as it gets, have another medal on me
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
28 Oct 2008 1:33PM
Stunning piece of photography Andre.
fentiger 20 920 24 England
28 Oct 2008 2:41PM
This is photography of the highest order. Brilliant!!

28 Oct 2008 3:56PM
Thanks for your comments, and for the UA, Phil.

PS....I noticed that I referred to the magic wand by mistake - this should have read lasso tool instead. Sorry
conrad 17 10.9k 116
28 Oct 2008 6:52PM
Excellent, this is just excellent. Love the composition, mono conversion, but also the subjects, their bond - makes for a great image, which is going straight to my Favourite Photos page!
Mikestu100 14 3 Scotland
28 Oct 2008 8:15PM
Another splendid peice of work , Andre .
Mike .
dandeakin 14 209 3 England
28 Oct 2008 9:38PM
Another class image. I prefer this one to the first upload. Excellent portraiture.
SuperRoo 14 63 2 Australia
28 Oct 2008 10:55PM
Another great portrait of Thomas... love the sense of closeness between him and his furry companion. Smile

28 Oct 2008 11:18PM
Thanks for the comments, and also to Michael for the UA. To be quite honest, I am completely blown away by the response that I have received on this photograph. I have learned so many lessons through this. None probably more important than realising the level appreciation and willingness to support that the epz members have extended. That solidifies my belief that epz remains a good medium to reach fellow enthusiasts and improves one's skill. Thanks for that. Regards, Andre
29 Oct 2008 11:16PM
Dear Peter.
Gosh! - I feel like a kid in a candy store! Thank you so much for the EC. The response from the members have been so special. Don't know if it is the credit crunch, but a lot of us all seem to appreciate the emotional side of life at present. Which suits me just fine.
Please see my response immediately above this comment - this site has greatly assisted me in my persuit to produce better results.
Best wishes, Andre
29 Oct 2008 11:49PM
A superb study, excellent work and congrats on the EC.

Possum 15 148 England
29 Oct 2008 11:52PM
The work you have done to bring out the detail richly enhances an already great image. Wonderful timing to get the two sets of eyes in that position, and simply a beautiful beautiful image, full of pathos and yet dignity.
30 Oct 2008 12:06AM
Dear Allie. Thanks for taking time out to leave your comment, and also for the UA. Then again, I am so snappy happy since I have gone digital - have another 8 or so images where the eys did not stare together.
I viewed your page, and My! - your skill with PS (?) is quite amazing, and your work is so indivudual and serene. Regards, Andre
funkeldink 17 1.6k 1 Australia
30 Oct 2008 8:09AM
just stunning ... a print to this fine gentleman me thinks ...i am sure he would love it ...
you get my award as soon as it is available ...
top class photography
Nic_WA 16 179 2 Australia
30 Oct 2008 10:12AM
Andre, this is a wonderful portrait - your use of light is excellent, but this is far more than a technically good capture. You seem to have captured the essence of both of them. The awards are all well deserved Smile
LisaRose 15 172 4 United States
30 Oct 2008 12:08PM
This is so full of emotion, an amazing image. An easy choice for me for my UA.

30 Oct 2008 2:16PM
Thank you, and also to Cole and Lisa for the UA's. I am trying to salvage one more image of Thomas that I might upload, however, not very impressive. I have found myself looking at 'colleagues' of Thomas that I have come across since my visit in Paris quite differently. Always thinking 'there might be a story there', and counting the lines on their face. I am sure that before too long I shall attempt something similar here in London. Regards, Andre
bfgstew 15 668 105 England
30 Oct 2008 4:22PM
There's taking pictures and then there's capturing a moment, this is one of those. Timeless and touching, you can see his sole and feel the hardship, but also feel the companionship and loyalty between the two of them. True photography, well worthy of the attention and more.
IanFlindt 17 740 21 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2008 5:37PM
The comments and awards say it all. A really remarkable and intensely moving portrait. Many congratulations.
Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
30 Oct 2008 9:05PM

Quote:I have a lovely and touching image of this same dog staring trustingly and deeply into his master's eyes, but as it was getting quite dark, and I was shooting in available light, there was too much movement, and I shall not submit that, although it will remain a favourite for me.

I really would love to see that image.
Please upload it.
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2008 10:38PM
Superb manipulation about before that came the perfect composition. I'm glad your hard work has been recognised with a very worthy EC.
As Cole says above it would be lovely to see the other image. Would you consider uploading it as a version so you can share it with us even if it isn't up to your self imposed standards. PleaseSmile
katomy 17 Hungary
30 Oct 2008 10:48PM
30 Oct 2008 10:55PM
Thanks 'backbeat' for the UA. Your portfolio is simply amazing, and those EC's are out of this world. And Penny - to have the most visited Avatar visiting my page is great.
I shall have another look at the requested pic - really just a snapshot with oodles of movement.
Thanks for the continual comments - you have lifted my rather dark spirit of the last few months. So much so that I have been quite reckless and invested in a little blue box lying right here on my desk, and begging for attention. Photoshop 4 for Mac!
There goes the budget for Nov. So what!
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
30 Oct 2008 11:40PM
crikey! stunning work indeed well worth all the accolades and then some Smile
31 Oct 2008 8:52AM
Thanks Diana and Hi Neil! Thanks for the UA coming available, lol, Regards, Andre
Geraint 15 715 34 Wales
31 Oct 2008 10:56AM
Absolutely awesome. I can't really add much to what has been said above. Not only is this a technically superb photograph (at time of capture and during postprocessing), it is an incredibly powerful portrait - a window into Thomas' soul. Fantastic Andre, and many congratulations on the EC. Very deserved: your work is outstanding.
31 Oct 2008 11:00AM
Thanks Geraint. Your comments have always been very constructive. Andre
Tigress 13 Scotland
31 Oct 2008 6:39PM
What I love about this shot is the different expressions in both man and dog's eyes. It is a very emotive image and I think you have had a great experience in Paris meeting this man and his faithful dogs.
tony64 17 204 9 England
31 Oct 2008 6:40PM
Congratulations on the EC Andre! Keep em comin!
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2008 7:00PM

Quote:And Penny - to have the most visited Avatar visiting my page is great.

Well just fancy that, it's amazing what you find out by 'talking' to others on hereSmile If you keep doing so well your fingers are going to get really tired typing all the repliesWink
Please keep the pictures coming.
wyatturp 16 2 England
31 Oct 2008 7:14PM
Documentation done super well done such good detail

TommyStr 15 9 3 Norway
1 Nov 2008 4:55AM
Fantastic image. Congrats on all the awards, more than well deserved. This lead me to your pf, which I'll explore further now. Your work is the kind of photography I hope to achieve one day.
1 Nov 2008 6:08AM
Thank you for the fed back. Tommy, your comment is really appreciated, however, looking at your own superb and advanced PF makes me want to say the SAME. Your work is of the stuff that I aspire to! Quite amazing.
Eviscera 15 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2008 8:34PM
timeless eyes in both of them , Stunning work in all respects.
marc484ie 14 31 1 Ireland
3 Nov 2008 8:34AM
Super image. really tells the story of this man and his dog. Stunning work.
Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
3 Nov 2008 8:50AM
Congrats on the POTW, no surprise there.
AlleyCatz 15 274 6 England
3 Nov 2008 9:17AM
Congrats on your EC and POTW....

3 Nov 2008 9:18AM
Thanks Cole - I did not know that and checked: Whalla - there it is! I have to get this news over to Thomas somehow.

..and a big thanks extended to the EPZ team. Can't tell you how happy this has made me.
Regards, Andre
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
3 Nov 2008 9:49AM
Well deserved accolades all round. Superb image.
sherlob Plus
15 3.2k 131 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 10:32AM
Inspiring with a touch of Besson about it.


3 Nov 2008 10:34AM
Thank you for the UA Adam. Never thought something like that will be said about a pic of mine! Regards
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 11:10AM
So pleased with the POTW, it is so well deserved. Well done to Pete too it's a great choice.Smile
SuperRoo 14 63 2 Australia
3 Nov 2008 11:35AM
Congratulations on your POTW... very deserving winner!!! Smile

paulsteds 17 123 England
3 Nov 2008 11:58AM
Congratulations a superb portrait. I liked reading your film/ps processes. I would love to obtain these skills.
Nice one.
georg 16 4 South Africa
3 Nov 2008 12:22PM
A beautiful capture! Stunning!
Congratulations with the POTW.
3 Nov 2008 1:18PM
Many thanks to all, Andre
MarkT 16 119 2 England
3 Nov 2008 7:53PM
Well done Andre - superb work Smile

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
3 Nov 2008 8:07PM
3 Nov 2008 9:00PM
Thanks for your UA Nic. Your last EC 'the glass man bw' was stunning, and your PF reeks of quality. Andre
alifink 14 6 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 9:11PM
Lots of feelings and emotions in this one, your write up helps too. Excellent capture.
Leightonhs 14 155 1
4 Nov 2008 1:03AM
This is a truely awe inspiring image. It's touching and very emotional. Good work.

Goofydog 15 6 England
4 Nov 2008 7:14AM

I do remember the manual Burn and Dodge days well... and piles of prints of failed attempts...
Photoshop has definately made it cheaper.
4 Nov 2008 8:22AM
What a fantastic face. Well captured and well deserved of the votes
whipspeed 17 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 1:32PM
Just beautiful. The companionship they share just shines out in this shot.
4 Nov 2008 2:05PM
Thank you for the UA Sarah! Andre
TracyK 15 4 Netherlands
4 Nov 2008 2:06PM
A really touching slice of life. A wonderful portrait
Ayelet_A 13 11 3 Israel
4 Nov 2008 6:20PM
One of the best portraits I've ever seen - so full of life, all the work you've put to this image, enhancing every line, every story - all worth while. Even though their eyes look sad and tired, they seem to draw comfort one from the other, and the far gaze hopefully means a better future. Wonderful in every way!

Congrats on the EC and POTW.
lostintime 13 13 6 Germany
4 Nov 2008 7:15PM
Superb character shot, full of expression and emotion, works terrific in black & white.
4 Nov 2008 9:19PM
Thank you Ayelet. Admittedly, Thomas made life easy for me as his face is so characterful, and all that I had to do was enhance what was already there. However, the other side of Thomas, his life, I think, has been the driving force behind the recognition this image has received. And once again that was out of my hands, and I just had to write down a synopsis as I saw it.
wyatturp 16 2 England
4 Nov 2008 9:55PM
This picture you can look at for a long time , has it all well doneSmile

picnic66 13 1 New Zealand
4 Nov 2008 10:25PM
Andre, I would've understood this image without the synopsis. It is that remarkable a shot, truly amazing. Raw, in more ways than one. And to read you spent 3-4 hours burning and dodging each line ... inspirational for this newborn to the digital room. Loved what you wrote in that message too and all your others. Thanks, Nicola
ChuckBrix 16 127 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 11:58PM
A man who seemingly bears his soul and anguish in his face.
I am sure it took a little bit of courage to make the approach but what you have is hard to express in words.
picnic66 13 1 New Zealand
5 Nov 2008 4:35AM
did mean to say, like how the photo is cropped up to his finger. his finger hanging/hooking on to life?
NickBradley 13 70 3 Australia
5 Nov 2008 1:16PM
Superb wish I got out and did more stuff like this.
5 Nov 2008 1:37PM
Thanks you kind people. The finger was a toss-up, but I decided to leave it there as it might assist to symbolise the bonding aspect. Would have liked to have more of the hand showing, but then the format would have changed to portrait, and I do everything landscape.
Scaramanga 13 60 6 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2008 10:39PM
Stunning image.
HowardA 14 231
6 Nov 2008 9:55AM
First class work. Worth every accolade and then some. Many congratulations.

User_Removed 16 825 Lithuania
6 Nov 2008 10:54AM
User_Removed 17 4 11 England
6 Nov 2008 2:11PM
About the BEST I have ever seen on here - very well deserved,Sylv.
ToothPilot 14 50 4 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2008 5:55PM
Awesome Andre. You are very talented. With that I include your ability to connect with people. Fantastic work.
6 Nov 2008 6:26PM
Breathtaking image! beautifully lit...
TeresaH 16 1.1k United Kingdom
6 Nov 2008 10:59PM
Best portrait I've seen in ages, well done on all the awards.
7 Nov 2008 2:05AM
Thank you for the lovely remarks, and Peter - I see no uploads on your page. Have you taken them down?
tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2008 6:22PM
I could cry
8 Nov 2008 8:44PM
Great portrait! Best gray scale too!!! two live and mind next to next!!
9 Nov 2008 11:12AM
I simply live this picture and your attitude. It`s really hard to get this connection with homeless people, a from my experience they are kind of closed in their own world...
So I would say this picture definitely deserve more thatn just a Photo of the Week Title...
9 Nov 2008 11:29AM
Hi Lady_Rhona, and welcome to EPZ. With some seriously good subscribers, the standard on EPZ is so high, and I can just count my blessisngs to have received so much support and recognition for Thomas 2. I think that he allowed me in because I approached him 2 hrs before without my camera, and then asked him if I can return to take pictures. This left him with the chance to get away if he wanted, and I think that he realised that and relented.
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
10 Nov 2008 4:23AM
i just love this, congrats on all the awards well deserved.lesley
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
12 Nov 2008 8:17AM
Compassionate, worthy of all said about this striking portrait Andre. Ron.
14 Nov 2008 7:05PM
I notice in the newsletter that Thomas received top voted photo for October. Thank you for all the kind votes and comments. I'll celebrate with a bit of bubbly that was left over from Barack's win last Tuesday.
15 Nov 2008 4:55PM
Wonderful portrait. Great detail and toning. A real keeper.
16 Nov 2008 8:12PM
Oh my greatness andre, die foto het belaglike detail!!!! dis uitstekend! UA well done! Is Thomas se uit en uit n fransman? sy naam klink darem so suid-afrikaans...Jitte jy is nou al van die beste in die business. WOW!!! Great pic
linda5 13 South Africa
18 Nov 2008 1:16PM
absolutely stunning, en dit is so lekker om afrikaans te lees. although i am an english speaking south african. i have looked at your gallery and i just love your photos, very much where i would like to go with my photography.
19 Nov 2008 12:23AM
Dankie julle! Linda - that 1st upload on your PF is an amazing face. You should keep him wrapped in cotton wool! And Francois - still waiting for your 1st upload on epz.
yoda 16 2 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 8:55PM
Absolutely amazing!!!! I'm just starting to get into photography "properly" and this is the kind of image I dream of being able to take...
22 Nov 2008 10:45PM
Thanks Lee, and welcome to the epz family.
liversalts 19 9 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2008 9:13PM
Hi This is my first Post. An outstanding image, as a lover of Black & White I can really appreciate this image. You sure know what your doing. Fab shot.
30 Nov 2008 10:39PM
Thanks Paul. Too few uploads since 2002. Come on! We need more mono contributors.
liversalts 19 9 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2008 10:48PM
Hi, I'm working on it, hopefully you will see more images over the next few weeks and any comments or critique good or bad would be most appreciated. Regards Paul
cjl47 13 5 3 England
9 Dec 2008 2:08PM
A brilliant candid shot.
10 Dec 2008 11:10PM
Thanks Chris.
MNPHOTO 13 1 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2008 9:22PM
one of the very very best images
16 Dec 2008 10:53PM
Thanks Michelle.
25 Dec 2008 7:40PM
Hey Andre.. Ongeloflikke foto.. Great detail.. like jou pic.. baie goed!!!!!!
mikewolf58 12 1 United States
30 Dec 2008 12:21PM
This is pic has emotion, charater, and unbelievalble detail.
This is a pic I only dream about taking. It draws the viewer in to study every detail of the mans face and his companion.
31 Dec 2008 7:07PM
Your comment is much appreciated Michael.
SPOTON 13 South Africa
11 Jan 2009 6:40AM
OOH, I've just found my very favourite photo - absolutely amazing! Andre, you're an absolute inspiration to someone like myself - I'm so keen to learn - I absorb everything I can and there's a lot of absorbing to be done here! Uitstekend (spelling!!!) Love, Mandi
11 Jan 2009 8:53AM
You're very kind Mandi- thanks for the vote of confidence. Andre
12 Jan 2009 9:39PM
abs. brill the grains..... so much life in his face..and no master here ...just 2 friends......keep it up chap A+++++++++++++++
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
4 Feb 2009 2:43PM
So beautifully done. It was worth all the work put into it. Your vision of Thomas Hugo is brilliant. Just simply love it and it brings tears to my eyes.
7 Feb 2009 12:36AM
Thank you for the nice words Sandy. Best wishes, Andre
RogBrown 14 3.1k 10 England
7 Feb 2009 11:32PM
Missed this originally but DaveU told me about it. So glad he did. There is so much character in that face, both faces in fact, and such a bond between the two that I couldn't take my eyes off it for ages. I literally had tears running down my face. The most evocative & emotional shot I can remember seeing.
8 Feb 2009 6:51PM
Guess my retainer to DaveU is paying off! Smile Thank you very much Roger. I shall find it hard to live up to this image of Thomas and his dog. On the brighter side - I have not been back to Paris to hunt him down in order to get the prints to him. So that is something that I am really looking forward to do. I am sure that he wil send them to his children. Regards, Andre
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
11 Feb 2009 2:36AM
Professionally done Andre, congrats
11 Feb 2009 2:45PM
Thanks Dennis!
carl3825 12 3 Switzerland
27 Feb 2009 7:37AM
Excellent shot, composition and lighting. Great detail
3 Mar 2009 12:36PM
Not since "The Loner" have I seen something in black and white that is so dramatic and so emotionally challenging. The exageration of the textures that adds the emotion is a tribute to your incredible artistic talent. Good to see your work back in the public eye again.
6 Mar 2009 2:10PM
Jonno! Great to see you on this site. You know - those negs I all lost! So have to start all over again. Many thanks for your kind words on this image. I have been a bit quiet on the upload side lately. Hopefull that will change. Lots of regards, Andre
jelama 12 7 Canada
13 May 2009 4:21PM
Wow, it takes my breath away and emotion unbelievable! Such character you have captured.
Stenno 14 11 England
8 Jan 2010 8:58PM
I came across this image after the one you took 6 months further on of this same man...again it is highly commendable of you to have taken the time in order to get to know him, rather than just take a candid shot then move on? Absolutely stunning image too, worthy of all the votes and much more in the way of applause, excellent!

10 Feb 2010 12:50AM
Thanks Geoff. Sorry for the delay - I have not visited here for some time. Best, Andre
10 Feb 2010 1:34AM
30 Nov 2013 10:41PM
Love it, Love it, Love it .......... One of the best B&W I have seen xxxSmile

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