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Adam & Liz

By kitsch  
my son Adam ( well stepson really but that always sounds so forced ) and his fiancee Liz

they were kind enough to indulge me with a bit of a photoshoot while i was visiting them..
wanted to get something a bit different to the normal couply portrait and Liz hates having her photo taken so am especially grateful to her for posing

anyway i tried Smile
not technically brill & yep Liz is in the shade too much here, light behind them etc etc but i rather liked the overall comp & poses

they are both strong characters and talented artists as well as being a lovely couple Smile

thanks for looking and any feedback

Tags: Black and white Portraits and people

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LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
1 Dec 2007 5:25PM
I also like the overall composition and lighting. Well taken


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12 12 1 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 6:01PM
I like this jo, so natural.

Rgds Simon.
Mounters 11 85 2 England
1 Dec 2007 6:52PM
Great portrait, very enigmatic
SamM 12 2 Germany
1 Dec 2007 6:53PM
Well done, like the natural look of this. The composition is good, too. Looking forward to more...

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
1 Dec 2007 7:02PM
a bold composed double portrait...looks really cool!

different and good

1 Dec 2007 7:10PM
I like the light to dark.
It's a great composition and a strong image. It works very well in the square format. Love it.
pmaclll 12 5 Scotland
1 Dec 2007 8:33PM
I think I prefer your less conventional stuff, but I think the lighting is Ok adds mood
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 9:26PM
cheers all for fb etc Smile
Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
1 Dec 2007 10:42PM
I can't put my finger on it but when I saw this I instantly though it sits in the world of classic black and white...something that wouldn't be out of place being discussed on Genius of Photography.
Good to see your ever fresh take on photography.
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 11:02PM
!!!!!!!!!!! Smile Smile
thanks very much pete!
made my day has that....
and it's one of my faves i took of them, didn't think it would go down very well on here though
magicbox 11 1 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 11:37PM
Congratulations Kitsch on you EC.. its taken Pete long enough to award u .. Really pleased for you and well deservered.
proz 13 205 United States
1 Dec 2007 11:46PM
congrats on the EC, well deserved. you handled this really well love the play of the shadow.
PLCimagery 11 77 1 England
1 Dec 2007 11:54PM
Congrats Jo. Very much deserved! long overdue IMO.
Classic composition, Jo in a beautiful daylight. I like very much to work in daylight... Congratulations on EC. You deserve it. Best regards. Ovi
User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
2 Dec 2007 7:49AM
Jo, great portrait of these two in their environment I presume. I like the non-pleasing intentions of photographer and models. And the EC: wonderful. Cheers, Bert
2 Dec 2007 8:22AM
like it Jo. Glad Pete gave it an EC, as I didn't see the attraction at first, whereas now it starts to really grow on me. As he states, it's hard to put your finger on it, which could be a reason to neglect it and move on. Yet, the things that I - at first - considered as ahums now start looking more and more like they are part of the reason of the attraction of the photo.
Congrats girlie. Might even look better in print, so hopefully POTW (allthough you've got a couple of mighty fine looking ice bears to beat) Smile
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 8:49AM
Very special indeed, makes me feel like I know them and thier circumstances even though I don't, there is something very nice evolving in your photography and I think you have a natural talent for spotting a good shot, you should get out more often it suit's you, nice one Jo.

Raindancer 12 20 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 9:11AM
A fine shot Jo, beautifully composed and lit.....

Congrats on the EC very well deserved.

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 10:21AM
thanks all

yeah koen, it's one i nearly passed by myself but there was just something about it which made me stop & do something with it, then i thought i'd upload to see if my liking it was just a personal thing Smile
there are a few odd shots like this, can't decide wether to post any more though lol

and yes, it is taken in their flat

xinia 13 54
2 Dec 2007 10:39AM
a very sophisticated double portrait with depth and richness - congrats Jo Smile
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 10:44AM
Many congrats on the EC Jo, and not before time IMO!..

A cracking Pete says, would not look out of place in with the best of them.

very well done

Firebaby 14 1.2k Faroe Islands
2 Dec 2007 10:55AM
I like it very much, I'd have personally preferred to see a little less of the right-hand side, but certainly it's conforming to the rule of thirds and I guess that's why it sits comfortably on the eye.
12 12 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 11:48AM
Had to come back and say very well done on EC Jo!

Regards Simon.
TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
2 Dec 2007 11:54AM
Yay! Smile
The word classic came to my mind too. Fine composition and superb light. Well deserved congratulations Jo, there will be many more
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 11:58AM
many more?? i doubt that very much Tommy... lol

thanks Smile
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
2 Dec 2007 12:49PM
well done, you must be thrilled - it might encourage them to have some more shots done of them, nice work
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
2 Dec 2007 1:44PM
Well done on the EC Jo. A very classy BW conversion.
Possum 11 148 England
2 Dec 2007 2:22PM
Wonderful to see this up there at the top of your PF, Jo. I just love their emergence from the darkness and such a natural and comfortable pose. Something about the 'clean' light across the floor makes this sensational in B & W - very well done!
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 3:14PM
So well done Jo , and a long , long overdue HC !

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 6:50PM
thanks all Smile
2 Dec 2007 8:30PM
quite special i think,
floreus 13 106 1
2 Dec 2007 8:42PM
Brillant! So well done Grin
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 8:47PM
Well done on.
Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
2 Dec 2007 10:23PM
Congratulations Jo Smile
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 10:37PM
well done on your EC, like the cliiied feel to this....

javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 11:23PM
Congrats on the EC Jo.
shortski 12 3 1 England
2 Dec 2007 11:27PM
3 Dec 2007 6:53AM
love your work.

phil wenlock
ESP 11 26 England
3 Dec 2007 12:24PM
I am not alone in thinking ...not before time Smile

Excellent work and recognition for a very talented lady Smile

A superior portfolio anybodys standards Smile

Congratulations Jo

3 Dec 2007 4:48PM
Liked the recent one with the HC and noticed a similar one so had to have a peep and bloody hell girl well done !!

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2007 5:12PM
Smile Smile thanks very much all for the lovely comments/support
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2007 6:04PM
So very nice to see you get a gong. It's such an effective composition.
Many congratulations.

funkeldink 14 1.6k 1 Australia
4 Dec 2007 10:13AM
drop dead wonderful
SteveCharles 15 2.3k 18 England
4 Dec 2007 10:31AM
This is great. I'm so glad Pete gave it an EC, sometimes I think simple, classic work gets overlooked. I made a comment on another portrait about how technical precision is not important if you can capture the essence of character, and you've done that here. The first thing this reminded me of, strangely, is David Hockney's painting 'Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy'.

Were this couple to become famous, this would surely be considered an iconic photograph of them, it has the feel of many other iconic environmental portraits, and I feel that's possibly Pete was thinking with his cmment.

Well done.

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2007 12:35PM

steve, ill have to google that photo as it doesn't ring any bells offhand...
it's just how i wanted them to be represented here & i was admittedly very pleased with the results on this and the 2nd one Smile

GregorP 13 4 Slovenia
4 Dec 2007 9:39PM
Excellent shot, composition and work. I like it.
Congrats on EC award!

clarkycat 14 89
4 Dec 2007 10:29PM
It's very good. Don't be so hard on yourself. It reminds me of a '60s portrait.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
28 Dec 2007 5:55PM
Well shot, Jo...there's something very Martin Parr as to how well you've captured the essence of the characters. LOVE the lighting.

Congrats on the EC!!

A Wink
21 Mar 2008 9:01AM
love it
benji30 10
29 Mar 2008 2:52PM
This composition is well placed. I like how the subjects are out of the way to lead the eye over to the window. This is fantastic! my only suggestion is if the outside of the window could be more interesting, but otherwise class A
Fishnet 13 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2009 12:42AM
I love this one, it reminds me of Hockney's "Mr & Mrs Clark and Percy".

It has a classic 60's feel to it, could almost be a photo of a Rolling Stone and girlfriend, it's fabulous.

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