A Gentleman of 6th & B

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UploadedJuly 21, 2012
TakenMay 21, 2006
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D50
Exposure1/60 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length55 mm
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We met Vernon while hunting for a subject to photograph in a small 6th & B Garden in NYC. It wasn't long before he became every photographers muse and after obliging us one after one, I finally was able to strike up a conversation with him.

"I've been here 58 years. From the Virgin Islands. Things were different back then and a lot has changed. But, I come here every day to remember what it was like," His focused eyes reminiscing the days of his youth as a struggling worker, confirmed by his well experienced face.

Other of his peers shied away from the clicks of the intrusive black boxes. As we head out, I took a last glance back, his eyes fixed on us as he gave a tip on his hat like a perfect gentleman.

7 responses

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (21 Jul 2012):

    Excellent portrait,well composed and photographed.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (21 Jul 2012):

    I really like this portrait!!

  • Jenna Kim

    Jenna Kim said (24 Jul 2012):

    @Robert: Thank you for your insights - much appreciated!
    @Donald: I do as well ~ thank you!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (24 Jul 2012):

    It is an excellent portrait!

  • Jenna Kim

    Jenna Kim said (25 Jul 2012):

    @Pedro: Thank you again~!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Jun 2015):

    Congrats on making the blog!

  • Jenna Kim

    Jenna Kim said (4 Sep 2015):

    @John: Thank you!

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