Necessary Baggage

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© Melissa Rae Irish-Miller
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Photo Info
UploadedFebruary 4, 2008
TakenFebruary 3, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D200
Exposure1/125 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length40 mm
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This homeless man is a bit of a local celebrity, it seems everyone knows who the "guy with the rope on his legs" is. When I asked to take his photo he was NOT interested, after some persuasive convincing on my end he finally let me take this one shot. He has coffee frequently at the local Starbucks/Barnes & Noble... maybe next time I see him I'll work up the guts to get his name and story.

21 responses

  • Steve Hogle

    Steve Hogle gave props (4 Feb 2008):

    Melissa you should enter this into the photo challenge meet a stranger, Its a wonderful capture!

  • Melissa Rae Irish-Miller

    Melissa Rae Irish-Miller said (4 Feb 2008):

    I thought maybe I needed to know more about this man for that category, but I think your right Steve. Thanks for the suggestion :)

  • May Lattanzio

    May Lattanzio gave props (11 Feb 2008):

    I tried this with whom I call "Lady with the Golden Curls". It was difficult to speak with her; she was high on something, or perhaps, just deranged. She was also a mutterer and difficult to hear. She wanted money. She is dressed differently every day, but always wears something red.

  • Shatonne Gilmore

    Shatonne Gilmore said (3 Mar 2008):

    I absolutely love this picture and im pretty sure ive seen this guy in real life! If he's the guy that walks around medford (he always has on like a million layers, he wears snowboarding pants that are all taped up) with like a bunch of pockets too! I think he's got everything in those. and always a bandana. i think he's pretty cool, i love bums!!!

  • maria tizon

    maria tizon (Deleted) gave props (5 Mar 2008):

    This picture is crazy. I love it. Look at all those colors and the expression on his face. You should definitely come to the next workshop. Photo Girl got some great street shots from downtown.

  • Samantha Stone

    Samantha Stone gave props (2 Apr 2008):

    Wow, great picture. Homeless people are the greatest to photograph, and you did a wonderful job

  • selin yurdakul

    selin yurdakul gave props (7 Apr 2008):

    I really loved this. Colors, composition and his expression, books at the background. Everything is just right I think..

  • Desi J.

    Desi J. gave props (10 Apr 2008):

    Yeah! It rocks!

  • Abby White

    Abby White said (10 Apr 2008):

    It's a Yes for me!!! This is Beautiful!! thanks for sharing!!

  • Quenby Sheree

    Quenby Sheree gave props (11 Apr 2008):

    Great capture. It's hard to find street people that will let you get their picture and itr usualy is a one time deal. I have begged and pleaded before. But I've also had some really warm up to me. It's just rare and can sometimes change from day to day. You have my vote in any case.

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (25 Apr 2008):

    Such an amazing image - I don't know where to look next !!!!The textures, colours and expression are all perfect !

  • Olivier Vin

    Olivier Vin (Deleted) gave props (26 Apr 2008):

    Great post ! He looks like ready to fire his gun :)) Modern cow-boy !

  • marshall

    marshall gave props (27 Apr 2008):

    nice capture. thanks for writing about it, too!

  • Pete Castle

    Pete Castle said (3 May 2008):

    The image stuns the eye and the subject confounds the mind -instant yeah vote (I'm afraid not to).

  • pdtnc

    pdtnc gave props (3 May 2008):

    voted :)

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (7 May 2008):

    excellent for the theme!

  • astronauta perdido

    astronauta perdido said (9 May 2008):

    perfect framing, nice colors. the perfect target for starbucks marketing efforts... go for the story, go, go!!!

  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (19 May 2008):

    Exelent urban photo.

  • Rogerio de Freitas

    Rogerio de Freitas said (9 Jun 2008):

    Great portrait.

  • Leslie Hunziker

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