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RLF Plus
11 18 4 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2014 8:37AM
I wouldn't apply for that part-time job in Santa's GrotoWink

An excellent portraitGrin
Black_Square 12 10 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2014 8:40AM
Not everything in the image is real Wink
9 Oct 2014 9:09AM
He isn't an Award winning photographer, he's an Award winning writer.
TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2014 10:37AM
I don't have a clue who he is, and am not particularly interested anyway. But what does interest me is this image of yours ... it's incredibly powerful. I would hazard a guess that the line across the face isn't real though?

Either way, a very arresting image.
Black_Square 12 10 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2014 11:23AM
@whatriveristhis you are quite correct, he is an author. My bad.
hobbo Plus
10 1.7k 4 England
9 Oct 2014 11:28AM
An incredibly powerful portrait, spoilt by the line ( if its not real that is?) superb focus and processing.

HOBBO
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
9 Oct 2014 1:19PM
A superb portrait. A face I wouldn't want coming to my door though. Not with that penetrating gaze.
Black_Square 12 10 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2014 5:15PM
Perhaps I will take a moment to explain the 'line'

Much of China's writing concerns major cities, more often than not set within a fantasy world. These fantasy cities are heavily inspired by his experiences living in London which has had a significant influence on his work.

I therefore wanted to make a reference to London in the portrait. In this respect the tattooed (photoshop) 'line' that you see on the face is the River Thames taken from the London Underground Map.

Cheers,
TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2014 5:31PM
Ah, don't get me wrong I like the addition of it as it adds a twist to the portrait that's intriguing. It's just that he's got such a wonderfully strong, attractive face that it's almost not necessary. He'd be an arresting sight on his own Grin

Immediate judgemental perception of him is that of aggression ... but there's something about the eyes (even though they've been played with) that suggests something else ... almost a shyness and uncertainty.

I'm probably wrong though Grin
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4236 Canada
10 Oct 2014 4:24PM
Terrific


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12 Oct 2014 12:48PM
Perdido Street Station is my all time favourite novel.
Black_Square 12 10 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2014 8:26AM

Quote:Perdido Street Station is my all time favourite novel.


and mine too! I discussed with China the prospect of further novels in the series and I'm afraid to say that the response is 'probably not'.

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