My Father

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© Lew Harford
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He worked as an electrician and tipple mechanic for Westmoreland Coal Company in West Virginia. He worked hard and he and my mother's purchase of my first SLR was a stretch. I am so thankful that they thought it was important to make that purchase.

In the story My most precious gift.

38 responses

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (11 Jul 2009):

    Great portrait!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (11 Jul 2009):

    The backbone of America!

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (12 Jul 2009):

    Beautiful tribute and photograph!

  • Lori D'Ambrosio

    Lori D'Ambrosio gave props (12 Jul 2009):

    this is an amazing portrait, Lew. I am going to read your story next...

  • Michael Adams

    Michael Adams gave props (12 Jul 2009):

    Very powerful. You can feel his strength!

  • Jay Mueller

    Jay Mueller said (13 Jul 2009):

    Ho Lee Sheet. Das es perfekt.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (13 Jul 2009):

    Amazing shot, great light and that face sure tells a story, love it..

  • Alexander Bussey

    Alexander Bussey gave props (15 Jul 2009):

    fantastic portrait.

  • rachelrobichaux

    rachelrobichaux gave props (17 Jul 2009):

    wow! what a great portrait

  • Clodagh O'Donovan

    Clodagh O'Donovan gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    It's very painterly - beautiful!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    A fantastic capture. So much character!

  • Erika Pisu

    Erika Pisu gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    it's so sweet what you wrote about him.

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (21 Jul 2009):

    Saw this in spotlight; excellent

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (22 Jul 2009):

    Fantastic shot!

  • Bob Martuch

    Bob Martuch said (26 Jul 2009):

    very nice portrait shot. sounds like a great father.

  • Julianna Szepesi

    Julianna Szepesi gave props (29 Jul 2009):

    wow, it is great!

  • Anne Kitzman

    Anne Kitzman gave props (31 Jul 2009):

    Beautiful image and story.

  • Anne Kitzman

    Anne Kitzman gave props (31 Jul 2009):

    Beautiful image and story.

  • Steven Page

    Steven Page said (1 Aug 2009):

    Such an absorbing expression

  • Camille Susak

    Camille Susak gave props (2 Aug 2009):

    Just fantastic!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (9 Aug 2009):

    Drawn back again to view this lovely portrait

  • Adam Reilly

    Adam Reilly said (10 Aug 2009):

    Wonderful portrait!

  • Karen Lynch

    Karen Lynch gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    Wonderful portrait!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    Amazing portrait! Your capture of his face tells it all. Wonderful tribute!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 Aug 2009):

    He had to be happy with this one.

  • Abas Mochamad

    Abas Mochamad gave props (16 Aug 2009):

    awesome ...

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (18 Aug 2009):

    A phenomenal and emotional portrait. Superb!:)

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    a powerful capture!!!

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (4 Sep 2009):

    Love it!

  • George Leontaras

    George Leontaras gave props (10 Sep 2009):

    Exellent composition - portrait & color ;- )

  • Nancy Berman

    Nancy Berman gave props (12 Sep 2009):


  • jen bellefleur

    jen bellefleur gave props (19 Jan 2010):

    what a touching tribute image.

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (19 Jan 2010):

    Terrific portrait and wonderful tribute.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2010):


  • J.L. Sofka

    J.L. Sofka (Deleted) said (8 Jun 2010):

    Great shot, very painterly

  • Gary Benefield

    Gary Benefield gave props (20 Jun 2010):

    Kudos,,great great photo

  • Cheryl Andrews

    Cheryl Andrews   gave props (18 Feb 2011):

    Incredible photo ... you've shared something intimate here ... now I know what 'smiling eyes' truly looks like

  • Gregory Spayd

    Gregory Spayd said (22 Sep 2012):

    So much character and strength comes through in this photo. I am very grateful that your folks made that stretch for you. I think it is so important to appreciate all efforts made for our growth and well-being. Bravo!

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