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A Happy Man

Discussion in 'People' started by bendheim, Jul 10, 2005.

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    A Happy Man, July 2005

    Don't need to own much to have a smile...
  2. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005
    What can I say Peter. This shot has many emotions.

    Great capture,
  3. Leigh


    Feb 19, 2005
    Peter, I loved everything about this shot....As usual, your work evokes emotion...Thanks for bringing a smile to my face...and for touching my heart.
  4. Thanks Patrick, Thanks Leigh (love the new avatar!!)
    Best to you both
  5. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Absolutelya wonderful and emotional image Peter.

    Very well done.

    Thank You for sharing
  6. WOW I am runnign out of superlatives to describe your work, it inspires me more than most on here.
  7. Thanks Mike and Gale, truly appreciated.
  8. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    What an image...I can only imagine what the man's story is. His facial expression is priceless. Excellant capture!
  9. Oh my goodness Peter, there is a million miles in that face. He must be a character and you have captured the essence of what he is about.
  10. WOW.....well done!!! :D  :D  :D 
  11. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

    Wow.. that is a fantastic photo... can you share anything about him?
  12. Excellent, absolutely excellent, portrait.
  13. Thank you to everyone who I haven't thanked individually - I appreciate all you kind comments enormously.

    about him...yip, he's 84, a veteran of El Alamein and the North African Campaign in WW2, fourkids, a very complex man who keeps to himself and says very little, lives an absolutely simple life with no desire at all for material possessions, has spent his life smoking like a chimney and is now suffering the consequences....
  14. jamesjoyce


    May 2, 2005
    This is just one of those pics you want to see in an album! When work of you is being published and available in Belgium I'll certainly buy it.
    See forward to another serie of photojournalism!
  15. Rudi...I'm dreaming of the day IF it ever happens - that I can have a book. But books need to be "themed" and have a consistent style which I'm not sure I have. To me that's the hardest thing about photography - to develop one's own style. I'll need to find an overseas publisher - in South Africa there is not a huge market for photography as art.

    Thanks for the generous words!
  16. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Hello Peter,

    Although I have already posted in this thread, I still sit and stare at Yip's image. I see a friendly, humble man with many years of life experiences etched into his memory. You say that he is very quiet, not requiring material possessions and suffering from the years of smoking. Yip would probably be a wonderful interview...just hearing his stories would be a true pleasure. Thank you so much for bringing him to us, your image of him is a true testiment that pictures can say volumes.
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