Bates

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6 Responses to “Bates”
  1. tina rowan says:

    What a marvelous face etched by an interesting and hard life I suspect. Who is this John? An amazing pictorial caught by your camera. You’re good!!

  2. RuthAnn Baker says:

    This picture tells a million stories, all written on his face but only he understands. This is amazing!

  3. BILL says:

    Wonderful shot. “The Face” produces a very Harsh effect. It is a hard and sad face. The eyes are the very sad and the fingers covering the mouth add even more sadness and produce a mysterious effect. This face will linger in my mind for a long while. Great job.

  4. John says:

    Thanks so much, Tina! As you know, I always appreciate your interest and support. Bates is a very good friend, supporter, and mentor! He does indeed, have a marvelous face that sports a very intense look in this photo. There are 2 other photos of him on the site that I think/hope reveal other aspects of his personality. He is a wonderful and amazingly accomplished professional photographer, and I consider myself most fortunate that our paths have crossed!

  5. John says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, RuthAnn. Your comments and interest are very much appreciated! You are quite correct, there are, at least, a million stories written there. I have already been fascinated by quite a few, and I truly look forward to hearing many more. I am most pleased, however, that I was able to capture their existence in this photo.

  6. John says:

    Bill, thanks for your, as usual, very thoughtful feedback. Your take on sadness is most interesting and not one I saw or intended. I wanted to reveal Bates’ intensity and pensiveness that I saw in a mood-tinged shot. Ironically, the shot turned out to be quite serendipitous and most fortuitous. We had been discussing a technical aspect in photography called parallax, and if it affected Bates’ camera, so I used his camera and him to test for it in this portrait. When he saw the result (incidentally, it showed no parallax), he mentioned that he liked the portrait, so I went from there. One simple shot, that’s all that was done!! Funny how things happen in photography — and between friends. 🙂

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Bates

Posted: April 5, 2016 
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Accomac County, VA — 2016

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