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Sergey, the old wanderer by Leo-SA Sergey, the old wanderer by Leo-SA
Street portrait of an old man.
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:iconhyperetic:
This image caught my eye immediately as I was looking through several deviations. First thing that caught my eye was that it was black & white. I like black & white mainly because of the level of contrast you can get with it. Which brings me to the second thing I like about this image was the contrast. The intricate areas of lights and darks are very intriguing. Also, I think the visual texture is extraordinary. The texture of his coat, his beard and his face gives your eyes something to hold onto, to keep you riveted to the image. As far as portraits go, your choice of model is as photogenic as any other. There's a lot of character in his face, a lot of history too. To quote a cliché "Oh the stories he could tell..." I didn't give you a perfect on originality only because there are quite a few pictures of this nature floating around but in my estimation, yours is one of the best.
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:iconjohnchi:
johnchi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I Drew a sketch loosely based on this picture: johnchi.deviantart.com/art/Old…

I referenced lighting, wrinkles, and shapes. Thank you for an awesome picture!
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Robomarkov Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
What a great face he has!
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:iconliesenfeld:
Liesenfeld Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Hello Leo-SA,
this photo is fantastic.
I would like to use it for the website of a charitable group named seniormovers. Please contact me if you disapprove.
Thank you very much.
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:iconhiberniart:
Hiberniart Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, thank you again for allowing me to use your excellent photograph. I've finally finished my graphite/charcoal version and I hope you like it. [link]
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:iconbildersammlerin:
Bildersammlerin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Very expressive!
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:iconnickduijnstee:
NickDuijnstee Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Photographer
pure art :)
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:iconpatiko93:
patiko93 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hello,I featured this photo in my Favourites Collection IV
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:iconleo-sa:
Leo-SA Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you very much for the feature :hug:
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:iconhiberniart:
Hiberniart Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this image, you have an excellent eye. That face really tells a story. Would you have any objection to me rendering this as a pencil/charcoal drawing and I'll send you a link when it's complete? of course, your work will be credited as the inspiration for the drawing.
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:iconleo-sa:
Leo-SA Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Photographer
No objections:) I would be delighted!
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:iconhiberniart:
Hiberniart Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, you're very kind. I'll post it just as soon as it's done.
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:iconcoltonface:
ColtonFace Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
May I illustrate this photograph for a class project?
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:iconleo-sa:
Leo-SA Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Photographer
Of course, I would be delighted if you did:-)
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:icona-teinna:
A-teinna Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello dear member of :iconthepeopleavenue:

your lovely photo has been featured in our monthly news article: FACES FOR YOU! [link]

Congrats :iconcongratsplz: and thanks for sharing :)
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
a m a z i n g . p o r t r a i t
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:iconawesomemyself:
Awesomemyself Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
The wanderer...inspiration!
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:iconsaytos:
Saytos Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
wonderful shot
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi!
You have been featured here!
Lovely work :)
Katy
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:iconjuno-janus:
Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
You've been featured in my journal :hug: - [link]
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:iconzikolouisa:
zikolouisa Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Artist
:XD:
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Heylormammy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful picture has been featured here [link]
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BubbleCloud Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Feature: [link] :aww:
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:iconrnomad:
Rnomad Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
:love: all the textures, particularly his beard. Great DOF choice for BG.
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:iconifsantag:
ifsantag Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like how you played with contrast in wrinkles and beard!
Well done! (:
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:iconbasy2000:
basy2000 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Amazing work =)
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:icongerry-and-me:
Gerry-And-Me Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Astonishing! This photo reminds me of LJ's work, a famous photographer on Flickr.
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:iconcamilleforget:
camilleforget Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This picture is really beautiful.. The contrasts, the texture, the compositon and the deep eye contact with the subject, everything is great!
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:iconkorrox:
korrox Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Photographer
very expressive, great work!
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:iconzaphotonista:
zaphotonista Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
A beautiful photo, with so many excellent textures. Well done!
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:iconcecelia004:
Cecelia004 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
such time. It may not make sense but that's the first thought that popped into my head when I saw this. Great job.
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:iconvisualjunky:
VisualJunky Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
Nice job! Well done!:woohoo: Love the background blur... Is it noisy? What was your ISO? Loving it!
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:iconkokinomala:
kokinomala Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
great shot:)
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YouAreViolentRed Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Student Photographer
The clarity here is amazing!
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ScreamOfHappiness Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
amazing photo
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:iconspokeninred:
SpokeninRed Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What an incredible portrait! Absolutely masterful!
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:iconreg-ine:
reg-ine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The details are great!
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XmissXmaliceX Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Unusual, but wonderful picture. Definatly eye catching!!!
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:iconamethyst-archer:
Amethyst-Archer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Awww. It looks awesome.
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:iconyuroran:
yuroran Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is a wonderful portrait. It's so detailed and his gaze moved me. =) Awesome work!
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:iconhatta-san:
Hatta-san Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Wow great portrait,
the black and white works really well :D
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:iconwithinmeloveresides1:
withinmeloveresides1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Writer
Wow! Amazingly drawn!
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anaPhenix Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
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:iconkaraaaa:
Karaaaa Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011   Photographer
Brilliant! :heart:
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:icongwangelinhael:
Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great portrait

Beautiful black & white
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:iconjacoberinmann:
Jacoberinmann Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student General Artist
this is a stunning shot, amazing face!
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
I agree with Hyperetic re his comment on your model's face. Nice expression and the sharp and cripsy details are wonderful. The bright areas, however, especially the rounded one above, distracted me a bit, taking my eyes off the main subject by reducing the noticeability of the contrasted face. Partial graudal toning could be used to make this part more opaque, IMHO.

A second suggestion would be to extend the framing a little eastward to create more breathing space.

TFS this intriguing portrait.

Suppi
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:icon1happybob:
1HappyBob Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Great photography. It reminds me of a scene from the movie The Road. :D
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:iconnawalackermann:
NawalAckermann Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
That is one beautiful portrait. All I can say is "wow".
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:iconadriandierigl:
AdrianDierigl Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
love how the whole thing fits together ;)
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:iconmichaeljtopley:
MichaelJTopley Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great face for photographing. Nice work.
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