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His Sunday Suit

Posted by
Jason Kravitz (Brussels, Belgium) on 4 July 2014 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This distinguished gentleman was dressed up for a religious procession in Eizer this past Sunday. I don't shoot candid street portraits too often these days and was enjoying photographing some of the different people in this town.

Canon EOS 7D 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 250 75 mm

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Batisse from Ambert, France

Excellent shot!

4 Jul 2014 6:00am

@Batisse: thanks Batisse

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He looks happy being photographed. Well, he's not unhappy. That is a superb portrait.

4 Jul 2014 7:56pm

@Steve Rice: thanks Steve

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Just curios, do you ask permission to photograph people (like this)?
This portrait captures a character as well as a portrait.

4 Jul 2014 8:17pm

@Ruthiebear: Great question Ruthie. This one was without permission as are most of the street portraits I shoot. I personally feel kind of awkward and shy after talking to someone and then photographing them. Though I keep meaning to be more pro-active about talking with people first. Am3 member Sophron inspires me to get out and connect with people more - his "stranger" photos are always outstanding.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Just a tremendous shot, Jason! I am always self-conscious and a bit Guilty-feeling when I try to do a street/candid shot...just haven't gotten the hang of it yet, i guess :-)

4 Jul 2014 10:55pm

@Denny Jump Photo: thanks Denny, as I wrote to Ruthie, I get self-conscious too. This one was the result of a long lens and little luck in terms of the positioning and pose.

Langevine from Angers, France


5 Jul 2014 6:46am

@Langevine: merci

Helen from ... somewhere in, France

Great candid! That expression says so much! Nice catch. Beautifully executed photo too.

5 Jul 2014 9:02am

@Helen: thanks Helen

dom from Paris, France

Un beau et fort portrait N&B

6 Jul 2014 3:59am

@dom: merci Dom

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

J'hésite toujours beaucoup à faire des portraits de rue... même avec un télé.
Cela me gène de voler leur image et pourtant ce n'est pas l'envie qui me manque!
Je trouve beaucoup de dignité dans ce portrait. Cette habitude de s'habiller pour les événements importants de sa ville s'est perdue, c'est un peu dommage car des portraits de cette qualité seront de plus en plus rares à faire.
Bonne journée.Je remix ton portrait.

8 Jul 2014 9:13am

@Mamyni: merci Mamyni - I think it is an interesting discussion, whether to "steal" a photo or not. Perhaps ultimately it is better to talk with a person first to have some exchange or connection with them before making / posting a photo (many people are flattered to be photographed though some really prefer not). But maybe other times, the moment is there to capture before making contact. I suppose it is for each person to consider.

claudie from le havre, France

Un très bel homme !!!!!!!!!! très beau noir et blanc .

14 Jul 2014 1:50pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Excellent expression.

3 Aug 2014 5:15am

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

This man seems the same that all the old men we can see in Europe. This is an universal portrait of humility, of a work life. A respectfull portrait.
Kind regards

4 Aug 2014 9:08pm

@@Look: thanks for the kind words

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Excellent portrait, very nice B&W!

31 Oct 2014 9:08pm

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