The swimmer has to be my favorite. Love everything about that shot.
I love them all but as a parisian born, the Metro wooden stairs are special to me.
Kirk, congratulations on your 5 bazillionth hit to your blog posts! The portraits are all fabulous, but I do detect a strong pattern here.... with only a few exceptions, these photos are either of: 1) beautiful young women with large, captivating eyes, or 2) older men. I'm not sure what the connection between the two is, or what this all means. I'm just sayin' that I see a pattern here. :-)
Thank you. A lovely collection. Keep shooting!
I am not Parisian but I sure am nostalgic for the days back in the 1970's when so many stations had the wooden slats on the escalators... A different time.
Women are timelessly beautiful but men only become interesting when they have lived long enough to have stories to tell.
Is there a prize? Johnston had a prize.
Yes. Send me the prize. (Michael's site is a bit more "monetized" than mine). I can barely afford gas for the wife's Bentley and Horses for my son's Polo competitions. And now you want me handing out prizes?! Jeez.
Congrats Kirk! That shows that you must be doing something right, hm? And it also shows that you're entering the club of the big guys out there. Just with your thoughts, and with your fabulous art. Bravo my friend!
As lovely as the women in several of these photographs are I am glad you included the one with the fellow at Sweetish Hill Bakery and the one of Kinky Friedman with the cowboy hat and cigar. Both of those photos have what I can only describe as "character" to them, and they bring a smile to my face whenever I see them. Congratulations on the 5 000 000 views.
Some of the very best portrait work I've seen in one post, thank you and congratulations!
Congratulations!Always an interesting, real world perspective.
That photo at the top is just spell binding. Outstanding work.
Kirk I'm a great fan of your blog, since you seem to be able to mix knowledge and taste of classical photography, and interest and curiosity for current gear and evolving technology, both things to which I can very much relate.I'm totally in love with your square B&W portraits, I'd be happy if they were the last photographs I'd ever look at ;-)Keep the great work coming.
Kirk, this page link showed up in the comments today on TOP. http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2012/06/in-defense-of-depth.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2FZSjz+%28The+Online+Photographer%29&utm_content=Google+FeedfetcherThere was a post defending depth of field in an era when everyone is so obsessed with fast, bright (and heavy) lenses and their ability to create bokeh. There was a wonderful set of classic images illustrating the fact that bokeh is not needed! A link to this page was in one of the comments. I follow your blog daily (religiously--I really like your writing and pictures)and I was stunned that missed this lovely collection of your portraits. Well done, Mr. Tuck, well done.
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