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By Consulo    
I came across this photo whilst searching for another (I know I have it, but for the love of me, I can't find it!). It's a photo that I shot in 2006 and it turned out that it was the last time that I would see my Grandad alive, as he soon passed away from the cancer he was suffering from.

Feels kind of strange to have stumbled upon it again.

Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: Daisymaye, paskinmj, woolybill1 and 13 more

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
3 Jul 2012 2:42PM
A wonderful story in this. If only the younger man would give those glasses to the older man he wouldn't have to squint. Love the low light and the reflection of the flowers in the tv stands out for me also.............Sandy

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paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 3:05PM
Stunning image. B&W photography at its best.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 3:12PM
Extremely poignant image, the lighting balance and the monochrome emphasising this.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 4:46PM
I think, I hope that I would have felt the same emotion in this without having read the story. It has such delicacy of touch. The slightly gauche, awkward body language of the younger man; the quiet dignity of the older man. The light on the curtains, the spectacles on the table.
I like that fact that you have held back, shown deep respect, not intruded.
This is an image that restores my faith in photography, as a medium that matters.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
3 Jul 2012 6:31PM
Not only so poignant, but a beautifully captured image too. Against the light with all the important details so well shown, this is superb.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
3 Jul 2012 7:49PM
Full of pathos Michael, strong emotional undertones. A respectful image of life.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 8:57PM
It has to be the one.
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 9:32PM
First class. Even without the narrative , this image has strong emotional undertones. One senses an awkwardness about the younger gentleman, whilst the older gentleman seems to have a dignified gentleness about him. The small details are wonderful, the spectacles on the table, the reflection of the flowers in the tv screen. The lighting is perfect for the scene.
Quite simply a first class piece of black and white photography
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 8:17PM
Great light creating mood and emotion. The glasses on the table lead the viewer to the subject nicely.
Consulo 13 840 10 Scotland
5 Jul 2012 1:53PM
Thank you very much everyone, and especially to those who bestowed their UA's; much appreciated. Smile

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