Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Peter 036 - Murray

Murray was quite happy for me to click around all sides, but quite frankly I liked his shirt and his pony tail and well, the way his skin actually actually appeared to be sun ripened, just like the tomatoes he was buying from the "everything $2.00 per kilo" man.

Around his neck hangs a big silver guitar pendant.

No, he hadn't been to Woodstock even though the (new) tee shirt said he had, and no, despite having a name like Murray, he isn't a Kiwi!


Julie said...

Having done this for a while now, I am convinced that portraits do not necessarily have to show the face. Indeed, the more of the face you can see, the higher the liklihood that the subject is posing rather than getting on with it. It is the getting on with it that brings a portrait to life.

So, what do I like about this one?
The intensity of the colours
The placing to the right
The blurring of the background
And the angle which is just ever so to the side.

It all looks washed clean by rain.

bitingmidge said...

I like the whole red and green tomato scene thing happening.

And you are so right about the rain too!

Ann said...

Oh yes, I like this. Its the sort of thing I wish I could get. Like the ponytail and especially the colours. It works.

bitingmidge said...

And there's no pressure, when you tell someone you are clicking away from behind them!

Unfortunately it won't work 100 times though....

Joan Elizabeth said...

Very nice shot. I agree his back is probably more interesting than his face on this occasion. Nice crisp image and beaut contrast between the tomatoes and the t shirt and the design on the t shirt.