Stills V3

January 1, 2009

Mirror Man

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 17:37

This man was carrying a mirror and paused to let me take his picture.



  1. Somebody ought to tell him that wearing a red shirt gives him an altogether fiery look! His face is the equivalent of an archaeological dig – it would be fascinating to get the DNA code to unravel what ‘tribes’ of old went into his gene pool.

    In addition to the impact of colour and character, the pose and activity are novel and make for an arresting portrait.

    Comment by John Ellis — January 3, 2009 @ 12:06

  2. Everything that John says plus the patch of blue in the top left making a good anchor to balance the arm.

    In this case I think that the title tells us too much. I’d rather have been left to work out what was going on here by myself.

    Comment by Colin — January 3, 2009 @ 14:27

  3. A face that seems to have hard work and a love of life imprinted on it.

    I really like the way the mirror adds interest to what could have been a distracting background.

    Comment by doonster — January 3, 2009 @ 20:10

  4. He has a slight smile yet the eyes seem to be telling another story. Guess he’s wanting you to hurry up as the mirror is a tad on the heavy side. The mirror is certainly a help in the background – if it was a little longer it would have nicely blocked out the green top right. Given the central placement of the subject it in now way upsets the balance of this shot. I do however get the feeling I’m only seeing a quarter of the image though…rather kaleidoscopic.

    Comment by akikana — January 4, 2009 @ 09:34

  5. Hmm, if I didn’t have the title I’d think the man next to him was falling over.

    Comment by matt — January 4, 2009 @ 15:39

  6. it’s been a hard day so hurry up and take the shot.

    The background reflection adds enough interest for this to work.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — January 7, 2009 @ 09:50

  7. What a terrific portrait. I like everything about it. The red face tells me about the amount of outdoor work done. The smile contrasting with the eyes (that Akikana has already mentioned) tell me about the man’s affable nature, in spite of the weight of the mirror. The combination of primary colors (that’s why I like the spot of green)is a treat.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — January 10, 2009 @ 02:19

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