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After I finished shooting the previous shot, I looked up to find this old guy watching me. He said, "things sure have changed". I asked him was he a photographer then, and he replied yes, a cine photographer for fifty years. I spoke to him for about ten minutes by the side of the road. Interesting guy to listen to, he told me a few stories of his experiences as a photographer in World War II, various people he'd met, and how he finally retired in 1989 as he found technology changing beneath his feet with the advent of video.

Holloway Road, London, November 2002
EOS 300, Neopan 400 rated 250, scanned neg
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roninbearz Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2003   Photographer
This is the face of a dissapearring world & another calibre of adventurer we'll never see again on this planet. These guys who shot WWII are some of the most talented, innovative & creative people to have ever walked the planet. Chances are this guy knew Frank Capra & Edward R. Murrow.

As the technology has changed, it'll never replace the heart & soul of guys like these. I knew many myself from this vintage, they're just the most awesome people you'd ever meet.

This image is indeed a classic, look at his sense of wonder.
-:earth: Roninbearz Den of Shadows & Magic
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pwca Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2002
this is what being a photographer is all about... the journalizm aspect you have the opportunity to explore. Not necessarily the writing-type-journalizm but rather the stories we tell with just a simple photo... this is truly where my soft-spot lies... is when you can look in the face of a complete stranger & see a life-time of stories!!!
kalayl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2002
you meet the most interesting people by being out on the street, and taking the time to do so. it's one of the major bonuses i think of what we do and how we do it. nice one
narang99 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2002
+fav, I'm useing this as an example for a project is that ok? this captre emotion, and his face is a classice, very good stuff man, we have to do enviromental portraits, As this photo fits the brief, if only i could steal the neagtive, ha ha ha
selahhesed Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2002   Photographer
:-) (Smile) very cool story! Love the expression on his face!
dougbtn Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2002  Professional Photographer
He was probably downplaying it.... he actually owned 20th Century Fox and sold it to the Japanese in 1989, pocketing the $3.5 billion then retiring to Highbury and Islington to further his anthropological studies of travelling South Africans ;-) (Wink)
popstalin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2002
I love the fact that the picture portrays his character.
shpank Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2002
gotta love stories behind pictures. nice portrait too :) (Smile)
r0b Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
good shot. sounds like an interesting bloke.
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