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The Constant Artist

By david deveson  
Afranio Metelli.
90 Years of age and constant artist for most of that time.
One time friend of Picasso and Dali and sadly nothing much else.
Always on the edge of the circle and never able to enter, Afranio still soldiers on with an unswerving belief in himself although even he has to admit that time is running out...

Tags: Photo journalism Portraits and people

Voters: NevP, jarendell, dogsdinner and 33 more

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NevP 15 853 13 Canada
5 Aug 2010 5:37AM
Gorgeous intimate portrait David. Love this.
VIKI 14 18 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2010 7:03AM
RobboB Plus
14 133 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2010 8:24AM
tony64 17 204 9 England
5 Aug 2010 8:55AM
Its a very hard crop David, but I think it works! Very bold, many would probably have opted for showing his whole face, me included!
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2408 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2010 8:58AM
Another man with the tools of his trade. Interesting comparison with yesterday's subject.
Ezo 10 7 England
5 Aug 2010 8:59AM
Wonderful crop if that's the case, leaves a bit to the imagination and lovely comp. Well done.
david deveson 16 62 2 Italy
5 Aug 2010 9:03AM
Thank you and no, there's no crop, just shot as is...
JeniTLC 12 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2010 10:16AM
Fabulous shot and poignant story...can his work be seen anywhere?
david deveson 16 62 2 Italy
5 Aug 2010 10:22AM
Hi Jeni, if you're interested there is just a little of his work on the net.... punch in his name on Google and you should find it.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
5 Aug 2010 10:27AM
Gorgeous shot. He does have a look of resignation on his face. Very nicely framed.
W1ldside 11 29 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2010 11:11AM
Incredible Crop ~ Says it all....
johnnyboy114 12 231 106 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2010 11:44AM
Fabulous....wonderful conmposition and framing, love the gaze and light, the colours tell the story though....just wonderful...
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
5 Aug 2010 1:20PM
Emotionally strong portrait David, excellent composition to. Ron.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
5 Aug 2010 3:07PM
What a beautiful bright eye you've captured, like the artist as he holds up his brush to take a measure for his composition. Beautifully arranged shot. Lots of emotion in this.........Sandy
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
5 Aug 2010 4:31PM
a fine poertrait
very well thought out
like the comp /crop

very effective

davidhu 15 19 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2010 10:34PM
Good detail, bold crop works well.
tony64 17 204 9 England
5 Aug 2010 11:20PM
Hi david, I am awarding you with my 'Top Award' for my photo of the week.
The crop is brilliant, and the subject very deserving. So recognition for you and your subject.
Well done.
david deveson 16 62 2 Italy
6 Aug 2010 4:09AM
Thank you Tony, much appreciated.
kitsch 15 439 4 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2010 4:03PM
ooh really like this, great shot Smile
old timer 17 55 1 Scotland
7 Aug 2010 3:57AM
Prefer the colour version.
Nic_WA 16 179 2 Australia
22 Aug 2011 8:58AM
Wonderful David. Love the composition x

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