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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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