Mista Skee

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"Man's best friend"

Today, I read a quote from the great portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh as he shares his thoughts on portrait photography: “ If it's a likeness, alone, it's not a success. If, through my portraits, you can come to know the subjects more meaningfully, if it synthesizes your feelings toward someone whose work has imprinted itself on your mind--if you see a photograph and say, 'Yes, this is the person,' with a little new insight--that is a beautiful experience” Welcome to Skeetown! Skee’s been away for a couple of days which has resulted in no posts in Skeetown. But it’s good to see that you keep on checking my old posts, thanks, it means much to “Little ‘ol Skee”. I have done quite a lot of “qualiy shooting over the past couple of days, so make sure you check back daily….Skee’s on a roll, be warned! Lol Today’s shot, simply called ,”Man’s best friend”, was taken in Portobello market. For those of you familiar with this area, I’m sure you will know this man….he always goes around with his little doggie on his back. I wonder how the doggie must feel! As usual, I take my work very serious, I virtually followed this “young man” around the market until he had no option but to stop. This is actually not the pose I had wanted to post….I think I’ll save that for later. Skee’s back tomorrow…. Are u?

"Man's best friend"

Today, I read a quote from the great portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh as he shares his thoughts on portrait photography: “ If it's a likeness, alone, it's not a success. If, through my portraits, you can come to know the subjects more meaningfully, if it synthesizes your feelings toward someone whose work has imprinted itself on your mind--if you see a photograph and say, 'Yes, this is the person,' with a little new insight--that is a beautiful experience” Welcome to Skeetown! Skee’s been away for a couple of days which has resulted in no posts in Skeetown. But it’s good to see that you keep on checking my old posts, thanks, it means much to “Little ‘ol Skee”. I have done quite a lot of “qualiy shooting over the past couple of days, so make sure you check back daily….Skee’s on a roll, be warned! Lol Today’s shot, simply called ,”Man’s best friend”, was taken in Portobello market. For those of you familiar with this area, I’m sure you will know this man….he always goes around with his little doggie on his back. I wonder how the doggie must feel! As usual, I take my work very serious, I virtually followed this “young man” around the market until he had no option but to stop. This is actually not the pose I had wanted to post….I think I’ll save that for later. Skee’s back tomorrow…. Are u?

comments (15)

Yessir!
I'm in love with this portrait... it's not only one, but actually two portrait And what is better than a man, it's his best friend wink

Simply love Mr. Skee!
  • Stan
  • 1 Oct 2007, 00:33
Crisp, 3D feel to the photo. Well done
Wonderful! I really like this one - the dog is adorable, the man is too smile and the combination and framing is very nice.
  • ChaCha
  • Untied States
  • 1 Oct 2007, 01:06
You know the situation...i'll be around frequently....but will defintely pop in "skee - town".
Nice shot!
Great character portrait of Man and His Best Friend.
  • Yẹni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Oct 2007, 02:44
well done
  • sk
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Oct 2007, 08:10
love this shot Skee, wheres our independence day shot? or aren't u a naija boy again? I want one 2moro
  • adaoha
  • 1 Oct 2007, 08:16
Depending on whom you ask, Life is about the friendships you make and the impact you make on others lives. For this man, He has chosen to lavish that gift on his dog. Admirable none the less. Is there no end to the lessons you teach.lol.
One man and his dog . Cool Skee !!!
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 1 Oct 2007, 14:31
This portrait is very engaging and so full of character! Very nice capture
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 1 Oct 2007, 14:52
I think both of them are in heaven, Skee. They are loving this.
What a great image..so much warmth..gotta love the connection between these two. Great shot!
You grabbed my attention today big time - and my dog's! I have a Jack Russell and she was sniffing at the screen!

Love the portrait- I can't help thinking though that a shot like this with the man's eyes looking into camera would be even more dynamic.
Love it Mr Skee.
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Oct 2007, 00:37
man and his partner. very nice Skee!

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