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Quatty

By ARJones
Greetings from Jamaica.... it's been ages since I got around to uploading anything at all so I am trying to make more of an effort!

This is a shot from a day trip I took in September into the parish of St Mary, Jamaica. I met this character who's nickname is 'Quatty" which seems to be a reference to his small size from childhood (a quart rather than a pint?). He looks after a small piece of land with some basic holiday cottages - a very simple existence - he rides his motorbike to and from work and spends much of his day smoking ganja whilst keeping the grounds tidy. A very laid back, friendly and pleasant man.


Andy

ISO 200, 85mm, F3.5, 1/250 sec

Tags: Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: BarryC123, Melanie_M, riprap007 and 10 more


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BarryC123 11 43 25 Ireland
1 Nov 2009 4:55PM
A fine portrait.

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Melanie_M 14 168 9 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2009 5:00PM
Combined with your narative, this makes the beginnings of a good documentary article. A crop down from the top places more emphasis on the intensity of the eyes.
great portrait
Emma
Iain_Proudfoot 12 40 2 Ireland
1 Nov 2009 5:25PM
Top class!

Regards, Iain.
User_Removed 13 7 8 Netherlands
1 Nov 2009 6:16PM
wonderful detailed portrait. Have you got one with a 50 or 35mm as well, I'd like to see an environmental portrait of him as well.
ARJones 12 103 3 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2009 10:03PM
Thanks for the votes/comments.

Melanie M - I know what you mean about a crop, I did play around with cropping and in the end the square format worked for me.

Henri - unfortunately no other wider shots, he was sat on a bench thats his machete behind him on the left.

Regards

Andy
NevP 14 853 13 Canada
2 Nov 2009 2:32AM
What a great portrait, loving this.

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