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A Life on the Streets
A Life on the Streets
Joey Lawrence


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Challenge: Free Study XIV (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: Oct 13, 2006
Galleries: Urban, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2006

This is pops. Pops is one of the older homeless gentlemen in Toronto and he hangs out outside the Much Music building in Toronto. You can see him in the other picture of mine "Street Santa"

I was working on my homeless project movie, and he speaks in it. Aside from video, I got a still of each person featured in the film. He has a dog named 'Spare Change' and sang song about him

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 625
Avg (all users): 6.9105
Avg (commenters): 7.7727
Avg (participants): 6.8255
Avg (non-participants): 7.2195
Views since voting: 4501
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 190
Comments: 34
Favorites: 11 (view)


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01/16/2007 01:13:26 PM
great portrait.
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12/11/2006 04:50:19 PM
does he maybe have a brother in iceland? 413076.jpg

powerful, emotional, wonderful portrait
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11/09/2006 10:56:03 PM
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

That's practically around the corner from my office. I always make a point of kicking that guy in the ribs as I walk by. Just to let him know I notice him there, blocking the sidewalk.

He sits on the newspaper stand, so that's highly unlikely unless you are Shaq or Kazam.
11/09/2006 10:07:46 AM
That's practically around the corner from my office. I always make a point of kicking that guy in the ribs as I walk by. Just to let him know I notice him there, blocking the sidewalk.
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11/08/2006 08:52:16 PM
A very deep and lovely character study. Joy, you are a wonder! Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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11/08/2006 05:30:00 PM
WOW... have I mentioned you are amazing?? :-)
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11/08/2006 10:46:08 AM
I love the tears in his eyes and vulnerable expression.
You caught him.
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11/08/2006 09:55:34 AM
Lovely picture. Congrats on your top 20 finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2006 11:06:03 PM
Portraits are hightly under-rated on this site. This is wonderful.
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11/07/2006 07:42:33 PM
Extremely well captured! Well, just noticed his nose is a little bit out of the focal sweet spot, but great details everywhere else. Some stories I'll bet this guy could tell. Good luck in the challenge.
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11/06/2006 08:24:12 PM
A wonderful portrait... great dof and focus on the eyes. This man surely has many a story to share.
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11/06/2006 02:20:03 PM
All that great detail in his beard and the wrinkles in his face, yet I'm still drawn to his eyes and their understated twinkle. Very nicely done!
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11/06/2006 11:01:36 AM
really good shot, alot of emotion behind those eyes. great work.
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11/05/2006 10:15:23 PM
very strong in emotion and character...
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11/05/2006 11:53:29 AM
Excellent exposure and composition. A 10
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11/05/2006 11:33:54 AM
A great face...tough life I can't imagine...well done.
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11/04/2006 10:41:54 PM
well captured.
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11/04/2006 08:39:26 PM
You've captured some strong emotion here. Well done.
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11/04/2006 04:57:43 AM
fantastic shot: great focus and great thought provoking expression on the mans face
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11/03/2006 09:00:40 PM
Wonderfully captured, incredibly poignant. Nice detail and texture. Composition works well, bringing us right into his eyes. Good luck in the challenge. :)
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11/03/2006 02:21:01 PM
Wow: a face that reads like a book. There is sadness and pain and disapointment and grief, anger and loss, and hardship and sorrow. And through all this a smile. Quite lovely, thanks.
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11/03/2006 10:48:49 AM
Very nice portrait. Those eyes hold alot of stories. Well captured.
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11/03/2006 08:33:33 AM
Street Santa revisited? Nice portrait.
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11/03/2006 06:47:06 AM
This is great!
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11/02/2006 12:51:15 PM
Great character study.
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11/01/2006 10:51:23 PM
This photo has a lot of depth to it. This man has a story, and you can see it expressed in his eye and the lines on his face. Well framed and well composed.
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11/01/2006 08:07:22 PM
Love the close up and the detail. The red/blue object on the left keeps drawing my attention and detracting from the face
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11/01/2006 08:01:12 PM
this is a great shot. joey? just a guess. 10
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11/01/2006 05:30:37 PM
made me cry - 10
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11/01/2006 03:01:54 PM
what is the distracting background on the left supposed to signify? I can't make it out. Don't push me so close to such a dynamic physiognomy. Give it some room to pulse.
11/01/2006 12:48:27 PM
Is this a Joey Lawrence shot? It reminds me of his style. Most excellent for sure.
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11/01/2006 10:19:52 AM
This has Joey written all over it. I like the crop. The detail of his eyes tells a story. The red shirt to his left adds a nice punch but some might find it distracting.
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11/01/2006 05:35:12 AM
Joey is that you?.... 8
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11/01/2006 04:13:00 AM
hehe... I'm bappy that you followed my advice in getting that one on the free study challenge :P
well.... the one you send me by msn is way better than this one... maybe you just over processed it !!! well... good job though Joey ! hehe 8
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