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Evan Baines
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I did some portraits of Sam today. He is a good man, a good father, and a good friend.

As always, it is my goal to produce a simple, honest portrait of the subject in that moment and time. Your thoughts and comments are always welcome.

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5. My favorite.







Jul 20, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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p.1 #2 · Portraits of Sam


For my taste #4 is sublime. All the other ones are excellent too, but the eyes and hands speak so much in this shot.
Bravo ! Evan

It looks like natural light, was it the case ?



Jul 20, 2013 at 11:43 PM
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p.1 #3 · Portraits of Sam


I like the honesty in almost all of them. #1, though, looks like he smiled for you, not for himself.


Jul 20, 2013 at 11:50 PM
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p.1 #4 · Portraits of Sam


Love how sharp these are and that DOF is perfect!








;-) Heh heh, just kidding. I'm torn between 3 and 5 as my favorite. I really like the contact we have in 3, but that natural expression in 5 is marvelous. It's good to see Sam, while I've never met him personally, I think a lot of us kinda feel like we know him, because of all his posts and goofyness. It's kinda weird to see him without making some cornball face. It's also good to see that you are still shooting and sharing, I had a feeling we'd see more from you, even after changing professions :-)

--David



Jul 21, 2013 at 12:14 AM
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p.1 #5 · Portraits of Sam



I'm with Bob. There's a sense of honesty and sincerity in his expressions, you did a nice job of capturing that. My fave is 5.



Jul 21, 2013 at 12:54 AM
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p.1 #6 · Portraits of Sam


Thank you all!

SargentRay wrote:
It looks like natural light, was it the case ?


Yes. We chose our apartment partly due to its generous north-facing windows.



Jul 21, 2013 at 01:04 AM
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p.1 #7 · Portraits of Sam


5 is killer. The others don't quite "feel" Sam to me


Jul 21, 2013 at 01:36 AM
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p.1 #8 · Portraits of Sam


Nice!! knowing Sam, number 1 and 5 seem to be the best representation of his character. Though in 1 I wish he were looking straight at me instead of a bit over me.

The color in these (the color ones obviously ) is seriously amazing.

2 seems the weakest, not here and not there...



Jul 21, 2013 at 04:58 AM
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p.1 #9 · Portraits of Sam


I really like Sam's expression and love the lighting. Natural light thanks to north facing window?
However the classical portrait in me gnaws my mind at Sam's right arm being decapitated in #1 & #5.
#2 works because the composition is partly anchored by his left hand. I'm just not sure if he's contemplating on something or maybe he has an itch.



Jul 21, 2013 at 05:07 AM
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p.1 #10 · Portraits of Sam


Thank you all for the feedback.


Jul 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM
 



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p.1 #11 · Portraits of Sam


1 and 5 for me mate. Lovely series.


Jul 21, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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p.1 #12 · Portraits of Sam


I like them all for one reason or another. They seem to each convey something different in each shot.

I am going to go against the grain and say 1 and 3 are my favorites, with 3 being my absolute. If I had to pick a least favorite for me it's #4, I think it's his hands/posture/camera angle together that bother me in that shot, but everything else I like a lot.



Jul 21, 2013 at 03:49 PM
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p.1 #13 · Portraits of Sam


I appreciate the feedback!


Jul 22, 2013 at 01:20 AM
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p.1 #14 · Portraits of Sam


I like #1


Jul 22, 2013 at 02:54 AM
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p.1 #15 · Portraits of Sam


Really good clean, straightforward portraiture. Your conversions are spot on as well.


Jul 22, 2013 at 03:49 PM
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p.1 #16 · Portraits of Sam


Great set, great light. I like 5 the best as well.

Sam really has a personality and as a series you really get that from these.




Jul 22, 2013 at 05:18 PM
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p.1 #17 · Portraits of Sam


good portrait series



Jul 22, 2013 at 06:57 PM
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p.1 #18 · Portraits of Sam


I agree with Tony that #1 is the most "Sam".
I dont care for shots of "face on the hands" etc. especially with guys. this is not to say these are not well done I just think they are way over the top IMO.



Jul 22, 2013 at 07:03 PM
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p.1 #19 · Portraits of Sam


great work evan!


Jul 22, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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p.1 #20 · Portraits of Sam


I thought 1 was the happy Sam i know



Jul 23, 2013 at 12:08 AM
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