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Henry, no. 1

Posted by
Charlotte Meryman (Williamsburg, MA, United States) on 22 November 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

My brother. Largely lost to time and mental illness.

Canon PowerShot A650 IS 1/6 second F/3.2 ISO 80 13 mm

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Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

His eyes say so much, and so little - a very sensitive and honest portrait.

22 Nov 2009 5:08am

@Damon Schreiber: Thank you, Damon.

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great portrait, I'm sorry to hear about your brother. I read somewhere, I can't remember where, and by who, "shoot portraits in color to look at their face, shoot portraits in black and white to look into their soul"

22 Nov 2009 5:35am

@Chris Pereira: So true. What a great quote. Thanks, Chris, for sharing it.

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

very nice pic and the situation so strong... full of Story in this pic. i like it...

22 Nov 2009 6:34am

@Joan Felix: Thank you, Joan.

#1AcePhotog from Portland, United States

great compostion

22 Nov 2009 7:21am

ocorti from Switzerland

nice use of wide angular to render an atmosphere.

22 Nov 2009 8:31am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

I like the way the light falls on his face. Sorry to hear about your brother. I'm sure there's still a part of him in there. And this portrait shows the true him. Good job!

22 Nov 2009 2:50pm

alex centrella from California, United States

excellent portrait..the eyes does all the talking...

22 Nov 2009 3:13pm

Rags from Plano, United States

He seems surprised.

22 Nov 2009 3:21pm

@Rags: Yes. Bewildered is the word that comes to my mind -- by the world and the way he finds himself in it.

k@ from Paris, France

Oh shoot............ This is heartbreaking......... I can relate to this, dear Charlotte (you can read here, under the photo, the very reason why I opened my photoblog by the way...). I see so many things in his lost eye......... No words, sorry. But thanks for being so true, sincere, and human. Kisses to both of you**

22 Nov 2009 7:23pm

Charlotte Meryman from Williamsburg, MA, United States

Thank you, Karine, for your kind words and for your understanding and support. Merci.

22 Nov 2009 7:54pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

All else aside Charlotte, I think you have produced the strongest portrait of the day on AM3.

22 Nov 2009 8:34pm

@Curly: Thank you so much, Curly. You are very kind.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

ah, what a cool expression . Super portrait :))

22 Nov 2009 8:34pm

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

So many words come to mind. Courage, honesty, sadness, memory, and most of all love. A true, honest, loving, and respectful photo.

24 Nov 2009 2:19am

@Chris Parr: Thanks, Chris, for your thoughtful words. Good ones, all. So glad you saw what I saw.

Canon PowerShot A650 IS
1/6 second
ISO 80
13 mm