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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 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.
challicew 10 1 1 South Africa
31 Aug 2008 4:58PM
This is brilliant, I just love the attitude in that pose. The eyes are also amazing!
digipix76 11 577 England
31 Aug 2008 5:19PM
Quality Koen.

martinproe 12 293 5 England
31 Aug 2008 6:11PM
Beautifully focussed and I love the lighting and processing. Very strong portrait, intense expression.
POOCHIE 12 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 12 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
saxy 9 Slovenia
31 Aug 2008 6:56PM
Excellent work Wink
31 Aug 2008 7:19PM
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 12 439 4 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2008 7:39PM
wooo great model and this a very cool shot!
looks fabulous large Smile

1 Sep 2008 5:00AM

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
bacchus180 14 141
1 Sep 2008 7:01AM
very different to your normal stuff.. like it a lot
Tonyd3 Plus
13 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 10:00AM
Love the processing on this , with very strong eyes.

Strobe 10 1.3k United States
1 Sep 2008 11:58AM
another excellent portrait Koen and congrats on the HC
Boyoclark 10 16 1 Wales
1 Sep 2008 7:33PM
Fantastic Koen and I echo the comments above that the dof really adds to this shot. Bryan
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 10:19PM
Bit of a James Bond Baddie I think.
The_Collector 12 4 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 12:38AM
quality portrait.
PatrickSmith 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.

2 Sep 2008 7:21AM
thanks for the additional comments. Good to have you back Patrick Smile
2 Sep 2008 12:39PM
and cheers Fred, always good to have'm look funkier Smile
NevP 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 10 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 6:11PM
Love this loads, Koen.
Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
3 Sep 2008 12:26AM
I wish I'd taken this series Koen Smile
3 Sep 2008 3:22AM
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 12 1.4k 125 England
3 Sep 2008 2:57PM
Missed this .... frecklin' good.
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 5:23PM
Gorgeous detail the model.
5 Sep 2008 5:56AM
thanks Smile
lostintime 10 13 5 Germany
5 Sep 2008 10:33AM
Love the tones in this, wonderful expression.
fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2008 11:56AM
A very striking portrait.
stix 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..........
7 Nov 2008 3:11AM
oh, thanks for that Martin. So surprised you even remembered and cared.
will contact you over the weekend Smile
stix 13 924 87 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2008 9:48AM
I never forgot a great photo. Smile
Love this picture! so beautiful!
jonathanfriel 10 11 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 7:00PM
Excellent soulful image. Well done.

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