blacksmith by gozoinklings

blacksmith

... gianni in his tiny, low-ceilinged workshop

look here if you fancy it :O)
http://365project.org/gozoinklings/melting-pot-of/2013-06-02

better on black (aren't all shots really?)

This looks like a still from a film. It's a great shot and he has lots of character.
June 2nd, 2013  
@mercuria thanks ariel - i was lucky to get it as he was constantly on the move & gesticulating heavily - his other shots made him look either mad or comical
June 2nd, 2013  
great portrait looks a real character, everything about this is fabulous fav
June 2nd, 2013  
@suelaubscher thanks so much sue :o) i was happy to get one usable shot of him!
June 2nd, 2013  
'either mad or comical' Aren't you glad he isn't a member here??

But, yes, a lot of character in that face!
June 2nd, 2013  
@carolb ha ha - yes i am rather because he told brian that if he has a problem with people 'i will turn them into smoke!' & he has all the tools with which to do it!!
June 2nd, 2013  
Instant FAV! I love how you have shot his with his trade behind him on the old stone wall. It has such character. It's the kind of photo I wish I had taken. Well done!
June 2nd, 2013  
Wow! You captured the essence of this craftsman!
I like how you placed him off center with the work of his trade above and to his side.
June 2nd, 2013  
This is beautiful. great light, great texture and a wonderful face. Fav.
June 2nd, 2013  
What a fantastic portrait. It's obvious that this man has character and has lead a hard life - fav
June 2nd, 2013  
Fantastic. Full of character
June 2nd, 2013  
Great portrait
June 2nd, 2013  
Very artistic shot, the man looks like a grafter.
June 2nd, 2013  
@silverlight such a lovely comment and fab too .. thanks ! Was lucky as I took about five awful shots of him!
June 2nd, 2013  
@plasticpilchard thanks a lot Nicola .. I was pleased with the comp her with the railing as a backdrop :0)
June 2nd, 2013  
@roddy thanks a lot for fav suze - he has certainly worked hard but probably has certain importance and status in community as he does work for churches ... but he has metal dust in every pore!
June 2nd, 2013  
@gozoinklings Nothing at all wrong with mad or commical!
June 3rd, 2013  
Great textures & tones.
June 3rd, 2013  
Jo
Great expression on his face, love all the detail behind him - excellent:))
June 3rd, 2013  
He does look like a real character. Great shot.
June 3rd, 2013  
Total agree with @mercuria that it looks like a still from a film! love it.
June 3rd, 2013  
Love this portrait-full of character
June 3rd, 2013  
@twistergirl Absolutely - but then again his wonderfully computer literate daughter may happen across this site & he has a room full of hot metal spiky things! Here he looks biblical - like Barabas!
June 3rd, 2013  
Just noticing how wonderful all your thumbnails above look together.
June 3rd, 2013  
Sue
Love all the detail behind him, great portrait ... looks like you wouldn't want to mess with him.
June 3rd, 2013  
This was just screaming out for a photo!
Great portrait and so many interesting items around him.
Brilliant shot Catherine!
June 3rd, 2013  
Great portrait shot. Would love to have a go at capturing him.
June 3rd, 2013  
Such a wonderfully done portrait. Love all of the things he made in the background. Fav!
June 3rd, 2013  
Fabulous capture Catherine and what a fantastic array of items behind him. Once again your light is wonderful as is the processing.
June 4th, 2013  
@sangwann well he's in fontana in a tiny little workshop opposite the church on the corner - do you have any wrought iron work that needs doing?:O)
June 4th, 2013  
Jim
Really captured his character nicely. Love the inclusion of the rail work and the wall behind him
June 4th, 2013  
What a great portrait Catherine!! A face full of character!!
June 7th, 2013  
Jo
Great character shot and love all the twiddly bits behind him, well spotted and well captured.
June 7th, 2013  
nice character shot. he has a very unique expression on his face and i love his wall of iron bits!
June 8th, 2013  
Great portrait - love that he is in his own workshop, which make a fab backdrop! : )
June 9th, 2013  
Brilliant portrait!
June 9th, 2013  
Fav for me! Love everything about this!
June 9th, 2013  
Wonderful expressive portrait. fav.
June 10th, 2013  
Excellent portrait.
June 11th, 2013  
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