Homeless with charisma

ICE HOUSE BEACH

Beaches are pretty good spots for street shooting. I was taking a walk along the coast of marina with my wife. I was hesitant to take my camera along with me. But after having done some shots there, I am thankful I did.

THE HOME LESS GUY

I let my wife walk ahead of me as I was stopping every now and then to click pictures. At one spot I saw this guy noticing me with my camera. And by the looks of him he was sure that I will walk up to him and ask him for a picture. May be I’m not the first guy to ask him.

irfan, hussain, thereddotman, black and white, portraits, ice house beach,  nikon d3300
The charismatic homless guy. I loved the way that beard and the hair made those frisky patterns.

And then I shot one more, for the pose he was sitting in.

irfan, hussain, thereddotman, black and white, portraits, ice house beach,  nikon d3300
Even the style in which he was sitting in had a style to it.

I showed him the picture on my camera and he smiled at it. I gave him spare change for his troubles and continued walking.

TECHNICALITIES

I took both the shots at 1/400, f/5.6 and ISO 400. Apart from the regular black and white processing steps, I also did a bit of dodge and burn brushing in the portrait shot.

 

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