Photo Essay #6...A Series of Portraits From Parts of Africa and The Middle East. (Now in Stories)

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© James Wiley

Photo license: © All rights reserved

This photo essay is a series of portraits I made during two trips to parts of Africa and The Middle East in 1975 and 1978.

In my 'Photojournalism' collection.

22 responses

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (18 Dec 2012):

    cool effect

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (18 Dec 2012):

    Intense, haunting..

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (18 Dec 2012):

    The treatment is done well, adds to the textures of his daily life

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley said (18 Dec 2012):

    Actually, no tratment Sarah. Shot on high speed film, developed in Ultra Black developer and printed with a grade 5 filter. I guess you would call that 'treatment' in old shool terms but I mean that there has been no computer manipulation, except spotting!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (18 Dec 2012):

    excellent portrait with a wonderful effect!!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (19 Dec 2012):

    It took my eyes awhile to twig in on this.. it`s absolutely fabulous!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (19 Dec 2012):

    Amazing darkroom technique. The detail and textures are great. The face has a leather like quality that looks like a mask.Quite unusual and very interesting James.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (19 Dec 2012):

    Carved ebony fab, James!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (20 Dec 2012):

    Cut between light and shadow, to great effect!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (20 Dec 2012):

    Absolutely incredible! You've probably forgotten more than I'll even know about photography. Your techniques are undeniably creative, and the results are outstanding photos.

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (20 Dec 2012):

    Fantastic James! The real "treatment" most new digital photographer doesn't know anything about it! I must admit I have not been in a darkroom for over a dozen years and I kinda miss it sometimes!

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (20 Dec 2012):

    great portrait


    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (21 Dec 2012):

    Powerful, James! Great series.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (21 Dec 2012):

    A very interesting face that evolved from your ability to work with the technical aspects of your film camera and its settings without computer manipulation...

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte   gave props (21 Dec 2012):

    Impressive and masterful serie, James! Poignant and powerful, compliment!

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith said (27 Dec 2012):

    Interesting effects with the high contrast.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   gave props (28 Dec 2012):

    The fabrics are almost palpable. Masterful processing.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (27 Jan 2014):


  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (7 Feb 2014):

    Was this done in high contrast copy film? Highly dramatic.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Feb 2014):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (8 Mar 2014):


  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (19 Mar 2014):

    Back to vote! (Awesome work, James!!!)

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