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Mad Hair Day

By Nic_WA    
Andre's appeared in my PF a couple of times before. He's an amazing man who's personally shaped our town over the last 25 years or so. He was one of the first alternative types (hippies) to settle in what was then purely a farming community, and caused quite a stir as he built a hut out in the bush and fashioned a self-sufficient lifestyle for his family. A successful artist himself, he has since founded the Arts Council, started our markets (now recognised as one of the best in Oz), and has helped develop a thriving community of artists and musicians.

Manual, f5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO 800, using light from the window....a spur of the moment grab shot as we were chatting.
Thanks for looking Smile

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: thewaiter, gajj, liparig and 61 more

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ljesmith 13 1.1k United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 8:59AM
I see an award looming, if not the world is wrong. This is fantastic Nic.

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mattmatic 14 598
24 Oct 2006 9:02AM
Just superb!
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 9:07AM
Great character shot!

CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 9:11AM
so much character in his face, superb..
owp 13 168
24 Oct 2006 9:14AM
. . this really is a super image PLEASE tell us you'll do this as a Mono? . . .

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
24 Oct 2006 9:36AM
A face to tell a thousand stories..great image.
Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
24 Oct 2006 9:49AM
Thanks for your feedback...I must admit to a smile every time I look at this. Just great knowing I'm not the only one who gets really bad hair days Smile
Edit: Thanks Pete Smile) (you were right Luke!)
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 10:06AM
freakin fabulous!!

no surprise on the HC for this
congrats Smile

DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
24 Oct 2006 10:18AM
Great shot Nic. Full of character and nutty as hell. Congrats on the HC. Dave.
canongirl08 12 18 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 10:21AM
Superb capture,Well deserved Hc!
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
24 Oct 2006 10:52AM
a stunnibg portrait..bags f character...well done nic

a very well deserved HC

Hazard 14 1.2k United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 10:52AM
superb character
24 Oct 2006 11:02AM
Wonderful shot of a great character, congrats on the well deserved HC. Smile
Katie_S 12
24 Oct 2006 11:18AM
Great detail, i really really like this!
Nice to see something different!
24 Oct 2006 12:47PM
Outstanding portrait quality Nic. Your portraits are always very good, but this is one of those that has that extra bit
Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
24 Oct 2006 1:20PM
Thanks Jo, Dave, Chelsea, Ollie, Shane, Lydia, Katie and Koen Smile
ovi 14 11 1 Romania
24 Oct 2006 1:23PM
That's look full of character,Nic.He almost looks like a Lord of the Rings character.
Well deserved HC.
Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
24 Oct 2006 1:24PM
Cheers Ovi.
24 Oct 2006 1:42PM
An origional. One of a kind.
Spike68 12 5
24 Oct 2006 2:41PM
Great portrait, love it. Reminds me of a bloke I met once called Talc Alf, who has become something of a celebrity and lives somewhere between Adelaide and Alice (can't remember exactly where though!). Anyone else come across Talc Alf on their wanderings?
User_Removed 15 39 6 Scotland
24 Oct 2006 3:27PM
Well done mate for the photo and the award, some character shot.

davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 4:40PM
Great shot, Nic. Made me smile straight away. Congrats on the well deserved HC
AlanBW 12 20 England
24 Oct 2006 4:50PM
Excellent shot of a fascinating character - congrats on the HC
User_Removed Junior Member 12 51
24 Oct 2006 5:04PM
What a character and good to hear his story. Great shot and well deserved HC.

Louise44 11 3 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 6:01PM
Fabulous portrait, he looks an amazing character. Bet he's got stories to tell.
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 7:19PM
Brilliant shot Nic, and congratulations on the H.C. well deserved.

shortski 12 3 1 England
24 Oct 2006 10:52PM
a superb portrait...........jojo
cat_mc 11 17 Australia
25 Oct 2006 12:02AM
stunning character portrait.
whats brillant about it is he doesn't get lost in his hair i still see the strenght of charcter first then the crazy hair.
congrats on HC
mr g 13 403 3 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2006 9:26AM

Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
26 Oct 2006 10:28AM
Thanks everyone.
steve neil 13 597 Australia
29 Oct 2006 4:40AM
Whooo Hooooo - stunner - nice one Nic SmileSmile
rosie42 13 7 Australia
6 Nov 2006 12:29AM
Missed this one til now - terrific!

Susie :o)
clevercloggs 13 237 2 United Arab Emirates
28 Dec 2006 2:06PM
although the photo is good, I mainly click because of the pioneering skills of one man. congratulations both.
liparig 13 233 United States
12 Jan 2007 8:59PM
wow amazing portrait well done
thewaiter 16 1.2k 9 England
30 Jan 2007 1:59PM
what a photograph... what a character
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2007 2:40PM
Terrific character study. He sounds and looks like an interesting man.

barry john 14 25 England
7 Apr 2007 4:06PM
what a fab Character portrait it's really great

Barry John

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