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Louis Mendes

theshanghaieye, OldhaMedia, MaxChu, and 19 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Joey Harrison 101 months ago | reply

    Great portrait. Does he really use his speed graphic?

  2. Soupflower 101 months ago | reply

    Isn't that the guy who takes pics of people in the Meatpacking District on the weekends? His camera looks really familiar.

  3. Pro-Zak 101 months ago | reply

    Very cool picture. A polaroid would've been awesome.

  4. Benzadrine 101 months ago | reply

    @Joey: Yes, he does! It's a beautiful camera. I think he used a polaroid back on it...

    @Soupflowers: I think this guy is the one who shoots in the Meat Packing district, though I've never seen him. The guy in my picture used to hang out all over the Union Square/6th Ave. area taking peoples' pictures for $20 or $30...

    @Pro-Zak: Indeed, I ought to carry my Polaroid with me all the time...

  5. Soupflower 101 months ago | reply

    Very cool.
    Maybe the other guy was the photographer I was thinking about. I am not quiet sure.

  6. lempkin 101 months ago | reply

    That's wonderful. He gave you a nice pose too.

  7. OldhaMedia 101 months ago | reply

    What a great shot!!! Thanks for pointing me this way!

  8. dristis-mudra 101 months ago | reply

    nice portrait !

  9. WatermelonSugar 101 months ago | reply

    The composition here is ace, he seems so very interesting. I love this shot and i hope that you have it blown up and framed somewhere, it would be a tragedy to not. this is really frigging brilliant.

  10. ddc95 100 months ago | reply

    was he by a side street by burlington coat factory? around 23rd thats where i always see him

  11. Goggla 98 months ago | reply

    He looks like a Joe Mitchell NY character - wonderful photo.

  12. California Swede - George Wester 96 months ago | reply

    This is a great shot. I have Speed Graphic just like it.

  13. Harrison Brooks 94 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fedoras, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  14. Lusername 94 months ago | reply

    Benzadrine that's a great shot, would love to see what his pictures were like

  15. -ytf- 86 months ago | reply

    Oh my God, I just met this guy in front of BandH this morning. (1/26/08) I was drawn to that camera. He said he bought it new in 1960. He has a polaroid back and shoots instant 4x5's He doesn't look old enough to have bought it in 1960, but who am I to tell.

    Oh yeah. Nice portrait. I think he would like it.

  16. Rebel Rog 78 months ago | reply

    I saw this portrait on UTATAN. I love everything about this image!

  17. Rachel Schell [deleted] 77 months ago | reply

    what an amazing portrait!

    we'd love to have you add this to our not a standard portrait challenge

    Found in a search. (?)

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