Beach Dude by aikiuser

Beach Dude

Found this guy near the Santa Barbara boardwalk on a most excellent outing with a few other 365ers. He's a craftsman who uses magnifying lenses in the sun to burn wonderful designs into wood (including driftwood, bowls, guitars,...) and sells them for probably way less than they're actually worth. He puts a lot of time and energy into what he does--great stuff!

For a shot that shows a bit of his technique, see http://365project.org/aikiuser/more/2011-09-03
Awesome capture Jenn, and he does great stuff, and we have to go back in Santa Barbara to photograph the butterflies
September 5th, 2011  
And he can't work on cloudy or rainy days! Awesome portrait of this artist--the guitar was beautiful! The reflections in his sunglasses are so cool! :-)
September 5th, 2011  
Cool capture! Would like to see some of his work................next time you're on the boardwalk..........
September 5th, 2011  
Lovely portrait, his work sounds amazing!
September 5th, 2011  
excellent portrait!
September 5th, 2011  
@pennymilner @zferrie Thanks, ladies! Here's a (very small) small bit of his craft... :-) http://365project.org/aikiuser/more/2011-09-03
September 5th, 2011  
@alecio Absolutely!! :-D
September 5th, 2011  
@lorihiro LOL! BTW, I think Pink Duckie may join us in the Sierra this week, imagine the potential! ;-)
September 5th, 2011  
@aikiuser Excellent idea & the shooting ops in the Sierras are endless! I found some duckies today that light up! Stay tuned! ;-)
September 5th, 2011  
Awesome shot!
September 5th, 2011  
Great portrait!
September 5th, 2011  
Love this. Great portrait and good in BW.
September 5th, 2011  
Now how unique an art is that. I bet his work is quite fascinating
September 5th, 2011  
Looks like a carefree happy-go-lucky kind of guy. Great portrait.
September 5th, 2011  
Great portrait, the processing really brings out everything in the photo :)
September 5th, 2011  
Great portrait
September 5th, 2011  
Man are sexy when they smie-----and---- women?------- sexier !!:)
September 5th, 2011  
of course i fricken love this shot...so raw and real and the BW was a perfect choice
September 5th, 2011  
Excellent shot.
September 5th, 2011  
Wonderful portraits!!
September 5th, 2011  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc0mxOXbWIU&ob=av2e

Check it out that link and tell me what do you see, Keith made an awesome post
http://365project.org/keithdavid/365/2011-09-01
September 5th, 2011  
absolutely awesome pic
September 5th, 2011  
love the processing. the reflection in his glasses rocks!
September 5th, 2011  
You captured his spirit on this one Jenn.. he looks so relaxed and cool. Great processing!
September 5th, 2011  
just love it again
September 6th, 2011  
im really intrigued by that woodburning thing. Waht a powerful self-portrait too!
September 6th, 2011  
Cool portrait!
September 6th, 2011  
Very gritty. Love the contrast & texture
September 7th, 2011  
Terrific portrait! Well done!!!
September 7th, 2011  
Absolutely brilliant portrait. Love that processing!
September 7th, 2011  
Great candid.
September 8th, 2011  
You have really captured him in the moment!
September 10th, 2011  
as i'm viewing your work - that cd - is playing - you are amazing - sept. 26
September 26th, 2011  
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