Jakey Gets a Haircut


Every once in awhile, Jakey stops working at the farm for 15 minutes to get a haircut!

Happy Mother's Day to Helena, Jakey's mom. It was great having lunch with you yesterday! :)

Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon 85mm f/1.2L lens at f/2, 1/200s, ISO 400. Converted RAW file to monochrome with the gradient map, basic curves adjustment, slight color balancing.

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Jakey, the man who faces the morning dew each day, gets a fresh hair-do. Love the b&w format.

Posted by JPH on May 14, 2007 5:33 AM

Well done! Nice to see Jakey taking a break.

Did you know that he was going for a hair cut and tag along? Or did you just happen to be there when yourself?

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Posted by Laurie on May 14, 2007 5:49 AM

First one to comment, yeah!

Great use of DOF here. Love the BW-conversion.

Posted by Tobias on May 14, 2007 6:16 AM

B&W photos are so true. What a handsome young man. Beautiful portrait. Nice to see him "resting?".

Posted by Noreen on May 14, 2007 9:56 AM

agreed. nice dof.

Posted by keith on May 14, 2007 10:04 AM

Striking composition/cropping. Great diagonal divide between "Jakey on pause" and the focused "Barber of Civil" .........so did Jakey meet a girl or is it just sumer coming on?

Posted by david tinnon on May 14, 2007 10:08 AM

Nice shot and I love the dof in this. Great job.

Posted by Alice on May 14, 2007 10:36 AM

Um, can we have a Jakey calendar? : )

Posted by RD on May 14, 2007 11:44 AM

JPH: You're a wordsmith, methinks!

Laurie: Good coincidence with the haircut - I was at the same shopping center buying groceries and of course, I carry my camera everywhere. :)

Happy Mom's Day to you, too!

Tobias: Sorry darlin'. :) I hadn't published the other comments yet.

David Tinnon: The haircut is for summer, but posting this shot is my contribution toward finding a girlfriend for him! Now if we can just get him to stop working 85 hours a week...

RD: Yes! Hahahaha! We're working on one! I hope to have it available through Cafe Press in October/November. :)

Posted by Kathleen on May 14, 2007 12:03 PM

were they preping him to do another book??


Posted by cousin Jenn on May 14, 2007 2:30 PM

Great b/w shot and depth of field. I love this one.

Posted by 360 Pixels on May 14, 2007 4:45 PM

The depth of field is great, however in this case I feel that it's almost too shallow. I think it would have been more pleasing to have just a little more of the photo in focus. But hey, that's just one kid's silly opinion. Other than that tiny little quip I love it, as usual.

Posted by Michael George on May 14, 2007 5:22 PM


I often work in b&w film so I like the artistic edge, but I would be curious to know why you decided to decide on b&w when most of your work is effective in color.-- I do like it.
Keep on keepn' on.



Posted by Dennis on May 14, 2007 7:30 PM

There is so much good stuff going on here. The sharpness contrast that the depth of field brings works so well with the hair and the scissors (literally sharp). I also love the capture of the awkward stare we all get during haircuts.

Posted by Chris Coyier on May 15, 2007 1:11 AM

Looks like Jakey has his own personal paparazzo. I never thought a photo of a guy getting his ears lowered could look so good (don't take that the wrong way, Jakey). I have to agree with Michael George: it just needs a touch more DOF so that both eyes and the stylist's left hand are in sharp focus. I do think it looks great in B&W.

Posted by Russ on May 15, 2007 9:58 AM


Posted by Barbara on May 15, 2007 11:19 AM

It's serious, maaan.

Posted by Marta on May 15, 2007 4:53 PM

nice portrait. he looks restless.

Posted by Dale Harpe on May 15, 2007 9:57 PM

Dennis: No particular reason on the B&W. Just liked the way it looked over the color version. Ramping up to do some B&W film work myself. :)

Posted by Kathleen on May 16, 2007 10:52 AM

Kathleen ,
This shopping ceater , can yuo get Tasty- Kakes there ?

Posted by Adolph on May 16, 2007 5:32 PM

An American classic.

Posted by Tom K. on May 17, 2007 12:20 PM

this is so nice! i look forward to seeing more of your black and white work, and yes, i'll be buying one of those calendars ma'am. :)

Posted by your_waitress on May 24, 2007 7:12 PM
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