Dave at McSorley's


This photograph was taken at McSorley's in the East Village of Manhattan over the Labor Day weekend. When I first looked at the photo, Dave reminded me of someone, but I wasn't sure who. It finally hit me when I got home!

Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon 85mm f/1.2L lens at 85mm, ISO 3200, 1/200s at f/1.2. Curves adjustment for contrast, color balancing for tone.

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Good portrait. looks like an Italian actor from a mob film...

Posted by om on September 6, 2006 3:58 AM

He certainly looks like an Italian mob. hehe. Just kidding.

Posted by Noor Hazmee on September 6, 2006 5:31 AM

I haven't been to McSorely's in ages!

Great portrait. Very classic shot.

Posted by Laurie on September 6, 2006 5:44 AM

Classic Hollywood portrait! ) More like a young Robert Mitchum I thought.

Posted by Al on September 6, 2006 7:00 AM

wow, what a wonderful portrait. I love the expression and the b&w.
Very well done!!

Posted by enrico on September 6, 2006 7:26 AM

your work just keeps getting more and more awesome. I really like how you use the 85L lens, there is so much more intensity, emotions and mystery in those black and white closer shots. (in my opinion anyway). This one and In The Pool II are just incredible.

Posted by adrien on September 6, 2006 7:35 AM

Ok, Al, here's Mitchum:

And a mobster, Angelo Lonardo:

And another I thought of, J.D. Salinger:

Posted by Kathleen on September 6, 2006 8:25 AM

Outstanding portrait - really one of the best I've seen in some time. I obviously don't know this person, but it seems like you've captured some real personality here.

Posted by matt on September 6, 2006 9:31 AM

Looks like it was a late night for someone! Nice shot.

Posted by John on September 6, 2006 10:59 AM

great portrait. sepia works very well, gives the photo a great vintage look.

Posted by subjektiv (kurt) on September 6, 2006 12:44 PM

Great portrait, love the detail.

Posted by Craig Wilson on September 6, 2006 1:52 PM


Posted by peter on September 6, 2006 3:10 PM

Reminds me of pictures taken by Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg of their writing crew in the early 50's. Great image, and unbelievable how clean at iso 3200.

Posted by Robert on September 6, 2006 9:51 PM

I was there and she really nailed this guy with that shot. He should give her all of his money and worship at her feet.

Posted by tom on September 7, 2006 8:20 AM

That's him. Light works expressively, for atmosphere and personality: high values move with the wrinkles, shadows very expressive.

Posted by pat on September 7, 2006 8:27 AM

That guy is hot

Posted by on September 7, 2006 9:44 AM

Cool shot - i like the look on the guy's face.

Posted by isaac on September 7, 2006 2:11 PM

This is really nice. Fantastic portrait. I have always loved your rural shots but your portrait work is also second to none.

Posted by Tom on September 7, 2006 11:08 PM

Really Italian looking! Great portrait shot.

Posted by KPK on September 8, 2006 1:43 AM

Nicely done!

Posted by Paxton Prints on September 9, 2006 2:48 AM
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