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Peter Evans

By tony64  
Good evening everyone, and welcome to a new week and a new theme for the week. This week I am looking at market traders at Londons renowned antique market - Portobello Road Market.

Now this man is NOT Santa Claus! But Peter Evans an (apparently) well renowned Royal Academician! He was very kind to pose for pictures for me and even then I cut his hand off! He then kept me for another half an hour chatting! I think he was glad for someone to talk to!
Anyway, a nice chap, I hope you like his picture!
V2 available in BW.


Tags: Photo journalism Market trader Portraits and people Portobello market

Voters: youmightlikethis, thetriguy, accipiter and 22 more

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thetriguy 18 23 12 United States
28 Jun 2010 7:37PM
He has lots of character. What about a tighter crop of his face? Might give you another image out of this set.
Best, Bill
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.5k 2563 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2010 7:54PM
One man and his environment. Pity about the hand but I love the wonky picture on the wall, it sets the scene.
tony64 18 204 9 England
28 Jun 2010 10:15PM
Thanks Bill and Moira!
I'll try that Bill sounds like a good idea.
Dizize 12 United States
28 Jun 2010 10:42PM
Wonderful character study....jolly fellow, would make a great Santa!! I like the interest in the background as well. I prefer version 1 ...nicely done!
baclark 13 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2010 10:42PM
He looks a real character Tony, enjoying the things behind him. Great capture. Looking forward to see who else you've photographed. Hope you didn't agro from anyone?!
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
28 Jun 2010 11:00PM
Looks a bit of a character here Tony !!
Love all the BG details.
Good shot.
SlowSong Plus
14 10.5k 30 England
29 Jun 2010 9:05AM
The colour works best for me as the man stands out better from the background. I love all those little bits and pieces jumbled together. From being an RA to market stall holder selling little bottles and pots - what an interesting man.
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
29 Jun 2010 12:13PM
I think a head and shoulders crop would eliminate the hand problem, yet show the man with his surroundings. The color version strikes me on this one.
maggieh 14 4 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2010 1:44PM
Great character image within his market surroundings. It might be worth trying the head and shoulders crop, but I really enjoy this portrait.
electricsoup 16 30 England
1 Jul 2010 12:54AM
I like the black and white version. Great image.

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