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Magnificent in every way, though I agree about the 'Normal' version. It does absolutely no justice whatsoever to the perfect DOF.
Beautifully composed image.

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TommyStr Plus
12 9 3 Norway
31 Aug 2008 4:25PM
Looks Pro..the dof is excellent
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2008 4:29PM
Great portrait.
31 Aug 2008 4:58PM
This is brilliant, I just love the attitude in that pose. The eyes are also amazing!
31 Aug 2008 5:19PM
Quality Koen.

martinproe Plus
12 293 5 England
31 Aug 2008 6:11PM
Beautifully focussed and I love the lighting and processing. Very strong portrait, intense expression.
11 21 6 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2008 6:20PM
This guy could make a career out of modelling I'm sure if only he could come to the UK and meet a decent photographer, the sharpness around his chin and the sudden drop off to blur gives a slightly 3D effect which makes me unable to decide if it looks great or weird like his head was attached to his hand and added after as a layer? not sure? but hey more good than bad so have a click.

shortski Plus
11 3 1 England
31 Aug 2008 6:22PM
Great portrait, love the desaturated look and the dof you have created, superb-how are you getting on with those suspenders!...jojo
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
31 Aug 2008 6:51PM
like the pose...a great model
31 Aug 2008 6:56PM
Excellent work Wink
This model is becoming famous. I like the shot and the depth to the model's eyes. I see someone who has lived a hard life. I see someone who has grown up in a broken home with strife. I see someone who knows the depth of life through hard knocks. Determination, ambition and a will power to change circumstances. All that in one capture.

Great shot!
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2008 7:39PM
wooo great model and this a very cool shot!
looks fabulous large Smile


Quote:This guy could make a career out of modelling I'm sure if only he could come to the UK and meet a decent photographer

lol, you b#!&@%d. Martin lives in Austria btw. Was only here for hols, and contacted Tom for a shoot.
Thanks for the feedback and thanks Jo for err the free lightbulb Smile
1 Sep 2008 7:01AM
very different to your normal stuff.. like it a lot
Tonyd3 Plus
13 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 10:00AM
Love the processing on this , with very strong eyes.

Strobe Plus
10 1.3k United States
1 Sep 2008 11:58AM
another excellent portrait Koen and congrats on the HC
1 Sep 2008 7:33PM
Fantastic Koen and I echo the comments above that the dof really adds to this shot. Bryan
1 Sep 2008 10:19PM
Bit of a James Bond Baddie I think.
2 Sep 2008 12:38AM
quality portrait.
PatrickSmith Plus
13 1.2k 2 United States
2 Sep 2008 5:17AM
You sure haven't lost your touch Koen! Gritty and full of extreme detail. I hope all is going well for you.

thanks for the additional comments. Good to have you back Patrick Smile
and cheers Fred, always good to have'm look funkier Smile
NevP Plus
12 853 13 Canada
2 Sep 2008 2:22PM
Lovely portraiture, he has really given you a fine set of shots which you have made into great images. Fine work.
Milla Plus
9 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 6:11PM
Love this loads, Koen.
Nic_WA Plus
13 179 2 Australia
3 Sep 2008 12:26AM
I wish I'd taken this series Koen Smile
Thanks Neville and Nic, and thanks Milla for the UA. bit surprised this does so well. thought it might be a bit too 'conventional' for that
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
3 Sep 2008 2:57PM
Missed this .... frecklin' good.
CathyT Plus
11 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 5:23PM
Gorgeous detail the model.
thanks Smile
lostintime Plus
10 13 5 Germany
5 Sep 2008 10:33AM
Love the tones in this, wonderful expression.
6 Sep 2008 11:56AM
A very striking portrait.
stix Plus
13 924 87 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2008 8:07PM
HI Koen
Having been to the national portrait exhibtion today and getting a feel for what they like, I urge you to enter next year with this shot or similar. You must get a large high quality print made. As you are in Thailland if you send me the file I'll get it printed and enter it for you. Its so right..........
oh, thanks for that Martin. So surprised you even remembered and cared.
will contact you over the weekend Smile
stix Plus
13 924 87 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2008 9:48AM
I never forgot a great photo. Smile
Love this picture! so beautiful!
21 Sep 2010 7:00PM
Excellent soulful image. Well done.

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