Peter Elliston  

Max by Peter Elliston

August 2020 - Max

About the Image(s)

This study of Max and his dog just asked to be taken. Max is actually the founder member of my camera club and hasn’t been very well lately but his dog gives him great support. I visited him recently and discovered that his house is packed with his collections - notably hundreds of wrist watches which he repairs. He agreed that I could take his photograph and I have tried to show his character and how he lives. Incidentally the framed photo lower right is one of Max’s own images of his sons for which he won an award way back. He prefers to work in mono, so this picture of him had to be in mono too.
Taken on my Fuji XT3 1/60 @ f7.1 ISO 800 with some fill-in light to his right.

5 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
(Groups 4 & 58 & 72)
Peter, I thinks this is a timely image and really pays tribute to Max. It seems that time has stopped in his office/hang out place. In addition to wrist watches he shows to be a fan of old cars. He looks very pensive and I am sure a lot is going through his mind. The image is sharp and the B&W handling is very good.   Posted: 08/02/2020 10:27:27
Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Isaac, many thanks for your comments. Yes, Max is a real character but his house is a nightmare! It is filled from top to bottom, back to front with his stuff. The pictures of the cars are all the cars he has ever owned. I had to lie on the floor out of the room in the hall to take this shot!   Posted: 08/02/2020 11:22:40

Dick Perkins   Dick Perkins
This is a truly great personal message in all aspects. There is nothing to say that would add to the class of the image. Splendid portrait art. Thanks.   Posted: 08/09/2020 15:48:22
Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Many thanks Dick - much appreciated   Posted: 08/10/2020 01:44:59

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Trust Max appreciated this image - a man, his dog, and his passions! Going B&W for Max and for the overall impact was a great idea. Probably the colorized version would have been too busy to enjoy the Man. I did try a crop with Max, his dog and some of the images behind him only. I was able to eliminate some of the artifacts and concentrate on what I felt were the stronger components. BUT you know Max and what works best. . .   Posted: 08/12/2020 11:49:43
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