Roeban and Zoe

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© Charles Rushton
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

From the Fathers Series. This portrait is in my book, Insights: The Portraiture of Charles R. Rushton,

In the Portraits of Fathers photo essay.

44 responses

  • Laura Brunow Miner

    Laura Brunow Miner said (17 Jul 2007):

    I really love these portraits. It would be interesting to read a little bit more about each of the families. The children are so clearly molded in the image of the fathers in each case, and because of that it would be fascinating to know more about their backgrounds.

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (18 Jul 2007):

    Laura, thank you for your suggestion. I think you have a good point. Unfortunately, I do not know all of the families tht well, and several of the portraits were made several years ago when I was living in NM, so I do not really have that much information about them. In addition, I have long believed that with portraits of non-famous subjects like these, who they really are is not so important. I think viewers should be allowed for themselves to decide who these people are and what their relationships are like. It is the difference between my telling you a story and your creating your own story. The story you tell may not be true to the exact facts, but it will have the kind of truth you find in myths (which is perhaps greater and more valid). I hope this does not sound too cerebral or far out. Please feel free to respond if you do not agree with me. Thanks again.

  • Laura Brunow Miner

    Laura Brunow Miner said (18 Jul 2007):

    I definitely see your point and agree. These images do get your imagination stirring as to the back story of each group, but I can see the strength in leaving it at that. I think it's my own curiousity getting the best of me. :)

  • Northline

    Northline gave props (3 Oct 2007):

    Simply splendid!

  • Emma Brahas

    Emma Brahas said (16 Oct 2007):

    Great portraits!

  • Marcelo Prieto Moffat

    Marcelo Prieto Moffat said (27 Nov 2007):

    This is amazing, one of my favorites.

  • aya rosen

    aya rosen said (2 Sep 2008):

    I really like this series of images.
    I have a really complicated relationship with both my parents, and though I talked about my mom for years in therapy, I'm just starting to sort of deal with the idea of my dad being a very significant person in my life.
    I think there's so much out there both as art and books and researches about motherhood, but there is a lot less about fatherhood. It's a very interesting topic.

  • Thomas Teo

    Thomas Teo said (23 Sep 2008):

    Very powerful series my friend.
    Looking forward to more of your work.

  • molly .

    molly . gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    i truly love your portraits... great work.

  • Joseph R.

    Joseph R. gave props (30 May 2009):

    love the light, expressions ... I can't help it to be reminded of John Malkovich, though :)

  • Benjamin Arthur

    Benjamin Arthur said (26 Jul 2009):

    One of the finest portraits I've seen in a while. Apart from the fashion - which creates a timeless feel - and their brilliant expressions as they gaze intently into your lens, what really makes this photo, for me, is the hands. Really lovely work.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (6 Aug 2009):

    Excellent portrait - there is a sterness and an intimacy, at the same time. Like you said.....perhaps, an intrusion!

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (17 Aug 2010):

    Oh I must have missed this ....the connection with their hands and their intensity as a family comes across so maybe from that intrusion of having their portrait taken.

  • Branimir Džaja

    Branimir Džaja said (12 Oct 2010):

    Beautiful portrait, so intense! Great work!

  • Raje Esteban

    Raje Esteban   gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    well done as usual

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (21 Sep 2012):

    Fabulous art!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (3 Nov 2012):

    What an exceptional portrait and perfect choice for the lead of your story. Too me it is very reminiscent of the 1930's!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Jun 2014):

    Friggin'FabulousFatherFoto! and entry!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (2 Jun 2014):

    This just draws you into their persona and deep connection..fabulous!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (2 Jun 2014):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (2 Jun 2014):

    It is a wonderful portrait of father and child...Beautiful memories cherished long after the portrait is photographed...

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (2 Jun 2014):

    great portrait, light and composition is excellents

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (3 Jun 2014):

    wonderful shot of this dad and son. Love it!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (7 Jun 2014):


  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (10 Jun 2014):

    digueu-me què
    li han fet al riu
    que ja no canta.
    Rellisca com un barb
    mort sota un pam
    d'escuma blanca.
    el riu ja no és el riu.
    abans que torni l'estiu
    amagui tot el que és viu.

    digueu-me què
    li han fet al bosc
    que no hi ha arbres.
    A l'hivern
    no tindrem foc
    ni a l'estiu lloc
    on aturar-nos.
    el bosc ja no és el bosc.
    abans de que no es faci fosc
    ompliu de vida el rebost.

    Sense llenya i sense peixos, pare,
    ens caldrà cremar la barca,
    llaurar el blat per les enrunes, pare
    i tancar amb tres panys la casa
    i deia vostè,

    si no hi ha pins
    no es fan pinyons
    ni cucs, ni ocells.
    on no hi ha flors
    no es fan abelles,
    cera, ni mel.
    que el camp ja no és el camp.
    demà del cel plourà sang.
    El vent ho canta plorant.

    ja són aquí...
    Monstres de carn
    amb cucs de ferro.
    no, no tingeu por,
    digueu que no,
    que jo us espero.
    que estan matant la terra.
    deixeu de plorar
    que ens han declarat la guerra.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (10 Jun 2014):


  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (10 Jun 2014):

    Such a heartfelt image.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2014):

    I can see why this was published! A very late congrats Charles. This is an amazing photo!

  • Randy Turoff

    Randy Turoff gave props (11 Jun 2014):

    incredibly powerful shot. just came by it. Congrats.

  • Iris Rutkoski

    Iris Rutkoski gave props (11 Jun 2014):

    looks like the 1920s or 30s also such a fierce expression on her.

  • Talia Krasicka

    Talia Krasicka gave props (11 Jun 2014):

    This is just perfect! Beautiful double portrait! Great expressions captured.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (22 Jun 2014):

    Congrats on the blog Charles!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (22 Jun 2014):

    congrats on the blog!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (22 Jun 2014):

    Congrats on this! well deserving.

  • Felicia

    Felicia gave props (22 Jun 2014):

    Beautiful series, congrats on the blog!

  • Indra Widi

    Indra Widi gave props (22 Jun 2014):

    congrats ...!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (22 Jun 2014):


  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (23 Jun 2014):

    Congrats on making the blog.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (23 Jun 2014):

    A story in one image! Congratulations!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone said (24 Jun 2014):

    Congrats on making the blog.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (25 Jun 2014):

    congrats on making the blog!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Jun 2014):

    Congrats on making the blog!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (27 Jun 2014):


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