Stranger 94/100 - Kyle

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    Sunday's inaugural DC Tweed Ride brought out such a cast of characters and wonderful people making it a photographer's paradise. Kyle was one such person.

    And in a sea of potential portrait subjects on a day like this, Kyle stood out amongst the crowd after I overheard him talking about why this day, and this event was so special and important even.

    So in keeping with my attempt to record a Top 10 (something) from each of my final ten subjects I think these excerpts from our own conversation about what this day meant to him certainly fit the bill:

    "I support the organization."

    "I support anything where people are encouraged to express the best part of themselves."

    "It's a return to the really great individual elegance in...high sartorial self esteem."

    "It's joyful."

    "It's exciting."

    "It's a great way to let go of another week...
    And a great way to start a week off."

    "You see people pulling together in a different way and it gives you a sense of excitement for how people respond to taking care of other people."

    "There's something brewing underneath with people here and this is part of the creative super volcano waiting to explode...This is the first shot. The first breakthrough of creative magma."

    "...and I dress this way anyway."

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    1. DCist 54 months ago | reply

      DCist Photo of the Day for November 18, 2009.

    2. yonas1 54 months ago | reply

      Kudos, Jim.

    3. furcafe 54 months ago | reply

      Congrats on POTD. And thanks for contributing to BYT.

    4. LSamp89 54 months ago | reply

      It's true - he does normally dress like that......Why is my dad so much cooler than I am?

    5. basianov 54 months ago | reply

      Hi! I am a moderator for a group called Project Challenge. We have a current challenge open called:

      Human Emotion

      I thought your photo would make a good entry... and we could use some new, active members. Check it out and join us, if you like!

    6. pavonne 54 months ago | reply

      Nice portrait!

    7. Clark Westfield 53 months ago | reply

      He's got a great outfit.

    8. sao.mai 53 months ago | reply

      he sounds like a really cool guy. i hope he really does dress like this everyday, because that would be pretty awesome.

    9. clown214 53 months ago | reply

      Nice stranger shot. Very cool.

    10. Bachspics 48 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Gallery Of Fine Portrait Photography /No Frames, Signatures/, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Wonderful work! My compliments on your beautiful image!! I’m trying to add to the pool some of the better photographs that have been around a while. This is an exceptional photo. I hope you will consider it an honor to place your photo in our gallery of the best photos on Flickr.

      Self-initiated uploads are also welcome, but please read the guidelines for self-initiated uploads on the front page of the pool before doing so.

    11. langleyo 32 months ago | reply

      Great character and shot!

    12. Tina K 32 months ago | reply

      Wonderful portrait! Kyle is looking great:)

    13. al_rave (♨) 32 months ago | reply

      i like the composition the expression the details - it is a very nice shot. IMO the lighting is just a bit "flat".

    14. PatCoriPix 32 months ago | reply

      This is astonishing....

    15. tiltti 32 months ago | reply

      This is one of the best portraits I've seen. And a lovely character :) Well done.

    16. DarkAngelDay 32 months ago | reply

      Great picture

    17. HD|tinta 32 months ago | reply

      good patterns, feather and person.

    18. SBMB 32 months ago | reply

      Great portrait, really looks like he has a story to tell.

    19. K.Verhulst 22 months ago | reply

      Delightful image.
      Please share your photo and join our group...

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