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Sexy Soul
Sexy Soul
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Date Uploaded: May 18, 2008

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He was a little tipsy, having fun at the festival dancing alone, doing some quirky stepping while his drunk friend coaxed him on. A nice crowd gathered to watch him gyrate as they cheered and applauded. In that moment he was experiencing as much joy as anyone else on the planet.

On a sad note: I was holding a huge plate of Crawfish Etouffe and Alligator Sausage while snapping away, one-handed when his drunk-ass friend lurched sideways and knocked my whole plate of food to the ground. Huge bummer.


Olympus E-10 [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 02/05/2009 07:55:13 PM
Enjoy this street masterpiece, again and again.
MemberKali
Nikon D70s [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 02/05/2009 02:00:01 PM
You can't ignore rockabilly! When you feel it, you feel it, and everyone else is just jealous no matter how retarded you appear.
MemberBear_Music
Canon EOS-20D [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 02/04/2009 03:12:16 PM
762725.jpg Awarded a Bronze Paw in the Best of 2008 Posthumous Open Challenge.
Memberbobonacus
Canon EOS-40D [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 02/04/2009 07:21:50 AM
LOL, get on down, this is great!
Memberubique
Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1K [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 02/04/2009 04:26:40 AM
Can't find a Cartier-Bresson image to compare this to, so I decided to kill five minutes imagining that he's moonwalking, left to right.
Memberdigifotojo
Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 01/31/2009 11:21:09 PM
This guy just cracks me up! Whenever I'm in a funk I can just look at this and smile.

Can I save this image? (pretty please)
Memberpointandshoot
Canon EOS-10D [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 01/30/2009 12:58:25 AM
You have become too popular to try and hide this in your porfolio. Great shot!
Memberchromeydome
Nikon D90 [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 01/29/2009 10:17:48 PM
What is not to love about this image?
Membergoodman
Canon EOS-40D [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 01/29/2009 12:37:41 AM
did you teach him these moves?
Memberposthumous
Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 01/28/2009 10:29:10 PM
too bad I know who you are, d*psh*t. this woulda been a contender! Seriously, this is such a perfect street capture. a definite contender. but fuggedaboutit.
Membercolorcarnival
Olympus E-500 EVOLT [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 01/28/2009 08:49:17 PM
Sexy beast! How fortuitous that the sign was there as well. I'm so curious about what is in the bag, what is in his hand and what he is dancing to! Also, that "21" just kind of jumped out at me. As if to remind me that this man would love to be 21 again.
MemberBernard_Marx
Canon EOS-40D [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 01/28/2009 10:43:48 AM
Could he have any more flavor?! He has a torn David Bowie poster hanging in his kitchen and makes a lot of noise when he slurps his Cup-O-Noodles supper.

I have always loved this.
Memberdigifotojo
Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 01/26/2009 10:48:37 PM
Oh...he's really with it, LOL! An excellent portrayal, very candid and perfect in every way.
MemberLes_Feck
Sony DSLR-A100K [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 01/22/2009 10:23:24 PM
Nice character study. It appears you've captured a magically impulsive flamboyant moment.
MemberBAMartin
Canon EOS-40D [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 01/21/2009 06:17:36 PM
Not only is this a great street candid, but he has some of the funkiest shoes I have ever seen. This is magnificent as a black and white as I am sure the colors of the background would have been very distracting.
MemberBear_Music
Canon EOS-20D [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 01/21/2009 12:26:24 PM
Oh that's an outstanding street capture :-) What a shame the sign's truncated, being as how it's such a significant part of the overall impact here.
MemberLydiaToo
Canon EOS-40D [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 01/20/2009 12:27:35 PM
LOL! I wish the top sign weren't cut off that little bit... but I love that guy! :)
MemberJutilda
Canon EOS-20D [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 01/20/2009 09:01:52 AM
That is fabulous.
MemberNikonJeb
Nikon D70s [Reply w/ Quote] [Report this Post] 01/20/2009 07:33:01 AM
I don't remember where I saw this before.....but I loved it then, too! This is a great slice of life; a truly terrific urban vignette. Nice!

One of my top two candidates for the blue so far.

MemberIraklis-Sexy soul indeed!!!

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02/08/2009 09:43:57 PM
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  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/03/2009 10:10:16 PM
This one has to be one of my favorites.

I can see how "lost" this man is in his own private world at this point. Likely more lost completely but, that's besides the point. LOL The awkward position of his feet and arms, tell us that he is two sheets to the wind but, totally feeling that music take his drunken and very uncooridinated body into a "groove" of his own and within his own realm, seemingly either unaware of who is watching or, loving the attention. Limbered up to just let loose. The fact that you captured this moment so directly, has me entranced in this photo.

Sorry about your dinner! LOL
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/13/2008 06:40:29 AM
Beautiful scene!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/17/2008 12:21:54 AM
We just came back from a blues fest and we saw this same guy, although he looked a bit different. He danced the same and like you said, he was experiencing as much joy as anyone else on the planet. Great candid.
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07/19/2008 09:00:35 AM
absolutely great shot; it should be filled with humor, but its not. the black and white adds a gravitas, but the focus is strikingly sharp and the subject fills the frame unobstructed. You can't take your eyes off- and the only distraction is the strong focus on the cd's behind the dude.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/27/2008 07:02:55 AM
haha!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/27/2008 05:42:31 AM
Absolutely one of your best. It's so solidly put together, and makes you smile. The sign above puts the cherry on top.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/30/2008 04:16:41 AM
Excellent shot - this is perfect for B&W and for a candid.

Thanks.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/24/2008 01:24:17 PM
Steve, I just don't know what to add that hasn't been said before. This is awesome.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2008 02:37:14 AM
Haha that's awesome I would have been on the floor laughing. Too bad about your crawdads though :(
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/20/2008 11:42:49 PM
A sacrifice to the photo gods..lol. Don't cha just love drunk people, they are so photo genic with no inhibitions.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/20/2008 11:52:39 AM
Your sacrifice was worth it - this photo is fantastic. What an incredible catch!!

  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2008 10:14:04 PM
Great shot Steve. One sexy soul oldie indeed!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2008 08:57:38 PM
Oh how I Love life's moments.
What timing, framing, and kudos for having your eyes open.

This is a classic - Bravo!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2008 06:10:31 PM
beautifully done, my friend; perhaps a little dominant in the mid-greys for my eye, but that's personal. I always have a slight concern about an element of making fun of people in these kind of shots: there's a temptation to think your intention is akin to 'look at his weirdo, hahaha!' - something I get very strongly from Diane Arbus for instance - a lack of sympathy. I'm not quite sure where this stands, but in the end I think he's just having too good a time by himself for that to be an issue. The spillage/staining down his leg pushes things the other way. Properly interesting and thoughtful photograph though, all the same. Fine indeed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2008 03:14:39 PM
Priceless - excellent framing and timing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/18/2008 06:45:20 PM
Damn! This is awesome.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/18/2008 09:12:23 AM
no. 21 - my guess maybe Aretha Franklin
love the plaid dancing tennis shoes - fabulous picture
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/18/2008 07:14:27 AM
this is awesome all around. I don't know what else to add...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/18/2008 07:10:02 AM
and so well groomed (if you only count his face). Is that a piss-test cup? Is he poppin a wheelie? What tune is sexy-soul oldie is number 21?

This photo was a lot of fun!
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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