Oh...To Be In Your Shoes!

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© James Wiley
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Lisbon, 1978

In my 'Photojournalism' collection.

Thank you brenda Burk for the Spotlight!

In the Another One Bites The Dust photo essay.

39 responses

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith said (25 Aug 2012):

    This has a vintage look of the great street photographers.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    Very good expression captured on this gentleman's face. I love it in b&w!! Very well done!

  • chuck vona

    chuck vona   gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    Another part of the American culture gone forever. Great memories great capture.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    of course I love this! the weariness and lines on his face plus polish on his hands while working it into the shoe says it all...

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    James, your skill in catching the human spirit is genius

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís   gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    Perfect entry James! I love the character on this image!

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (25 Aug 2012):

    Love it, James! We'll never see scenes like this again!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    Fabulous capture of a true art!

  • Kevin Fairley

    Kevin Fairley said (25 Aug 2012):

    Love it James, the expression on the face says it all

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (25 Aug 2012):


  • Davide Simone

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  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    fantastic shot!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (26 Aug 2012):


  • kenneth boston

    kenneth boston gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    wonderful image,

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    Well seen and presented!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (26 Aug 2012):


  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    great photo

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    This is brilliant !

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    Great capture, James.

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (27 Aug 2012):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Aug 2012):

    A perfect fit for JPG's Theme Park.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (28 Aug 2012):

    First drawn to his weary expression and then the polish on his hand. Can't help but wonder how many shoes he polished over the years. Excellent work, James.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (28 Aug 2012):

    A hard working classy man. Love the crease in his pants and the jacket.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 Aug 2012):

    This is a wonderfully unique entry...one of a kind, and very deserving of the Hot it received.

  • JanElle

    JanElle gave props (29 Aug 2012):

    I can just imagine the feelings that he must have had at times! Wonderful expression, fantastic capture!

  • Rogério de Freitas

    Rogério de Freitas gave props (31 Aug 2012):

    Congratulations. Great shot!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (2 Sep 2012):

    powerful phenomenal image

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (2 Sep 2012):

    Excellent capture - you got such emotion on the man's face!!!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (3 Sep 2012):

    Great doc!...Love this street shot.Having been captured on one of my favorite cities in Portugal even gives more value to me.Will be interesting to say that in 1978 I was 9 years old!Great work!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly gave props (4 Sep 2012):

    Awesome portrait. As others have said, you've captured the soul in this shot, one can almost feel the years weighing on him via his expression.

  • Rafael

    Rafael gave props (11 Sep 2012):

    Very strong image, love the title, too!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (12 Sep 2012):

    Perfect for the theme and beautiful for us

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (14 Sep 2012):

    How PERFECT for the theme. It speaks to the observer with "soul".

  • John Dorosiewicz

    John Dorosiewicz said (14 Sep 2012):

    Marvellous shot. Great character shot, such detail in his face. Like!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (5 Oct 2012):

    Fabulous mug!

  • Giampaolo Lolli

    Giampaolo Lolli   gave props (21 Oct 2012):

    Great !!!

  • M Daniel

    M Daniel gave props (9 Apr 2013):

    Great perspective James. I like very much of it. Congratulations for your photos and perspectives

  • Gerard Sweeney

    Gerard Sweeney gave props (31 Jan 2014):

    great shot,

  • rob castro

    rob castro (Deleted) gave props (19 Jul 2014):


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