David Michael and Jessie

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© Charles Rushton
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

I downloaded these portraits for a JPG photo essay titled
Portraits of Fathers. Look under the JPG heading STORIES for the essay and photographs.

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

In the Portraits of Fathers photo essay.

12 responses

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (18 Jul 2007):

    Really wonderful essay and portraits! What is your own interpretation of the David Michael and Jessie portrait? I missed it in the essay!

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (18 Jul 2007):

    Eric, thank you for pointing that out. I had intended to comment on the David Michael and Jessie portrait, but somehow left it out.
    David Michael Kennedy is a fairly famous photographer who photographed people like Bob Dylan, Debbie Harry, Muddy Waters, Bruce Springstein, and Richard Segalman. I went to photograph him in Galisteo, NM. I asked if I could also photograph him with his son. Jessie said he wasn't interested. I shot several frames in various places around the house and ended up back in the living room. I posed DM on the arm of the couch where Jessie was sitting, and without interrupting his reading, took the picture. To me the portrait reveals a relationship in which the father appreciates his son as an individual with needs and desires all his own, a relationship where each is allowed to be his own person.

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (19 Jul 2007):

    Thank you Charles! I think your essay is absolutely worth being published. Good luck!

  • Jon Wollenhaupt

    Jon Wollenhaupt (Deleted) said (23 Jul 2007):

    Wonderful portrait. I sensed the disinterest from Jessie before I read your comments. I think that emotional element gives a truth and power to the image that reveals the complexity of father-son relationship. I very much like what the home environment adds to the story; it is hard to imagine capturing the story as ppowerfully as you have in a studio.

  • Enikő Lőrinczi

    Enikő Lőrinczi gave props (26 Oct 2007):

    The whole essay is absolutely gorgeous! I love the concept, I love the photos.

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (1 Jan 2009):

    I very easily fall into this Portrait...

  • Joseph R.

    Joseph R. gave props (30 May 2009):

    Sublime ... he would be proud of this photograph. And the kid ! He reminds me of my own, who couldn't care less about pictures :)

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

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

    Love this portrait.....and the story behind it!!!

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (19 Jun 2010):

    I don't know why, but with wearing that hat, he remind me of David Carradine

  • Tim E

    Tim E (Deleted) gave props (31 May 2011):

    i especially enjoyed this shot, although the series at large was very good.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

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

    Strong and sensitive...very individualized and independent in this.

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth   said (16 Jul 2014):

    Powerful capture, Charles....

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