37/100 Dr. John McCarter

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    Dr. John McCarter is a geologist and professor with a ribald wit that is as sharp as it is bawdy. I met him and his poodle Sassy at a lecture and knew immediately that I had to photograph this distinguished gentleman. Indiana Jones doesn't have anything on Dr. John McCarter. He continues to travel the world as a scholar and teacher.

    While he has been on Earth eighty-eight years, Dr. McCarter relates that he is only sixty-five years old. "I was given a new life over the North Pole in 1944. I should have died there." Dr. McCarter flew B-25C Mitchells with the 38th Bombardment Group in World War II. He is decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart among others.

    I met Dr. McCarter at a Scottish Heritage Society meeting. He informed me the McCarter clan claims General Douglas MacArthur as their own. "Scots have won the lion's share of America's wars," he says. "It's in Scot blood. we will live free."

    Dr. McCarter is my thirty-seventh stranger in the 100 Strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the flickr group page.

    Awful overhead flourescent lighting. Nikon D200, 50mm.

    The 100 Strangers website can be found at 100strangers.com/

    Theme of the Week: Monochromatic Maniacs!!!

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    adverbdesign, 22 Bacon St., and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Studio d'Xavier 85 months ago | reply

      37/100 Dr. John McCarter

      Dr. McCarter and his dog Sassy

    2. *M-C1* 85 months ago | reply

      How nice both of these shots are.
      Love the color version with his dog. Such a great capture.

    3. pixxel_dust 85 months ago | reply

      Fantastic work in capturing Dr. McCarter. What an entertaining and fascinating man! Somehow it is also appropriate for his pet chien to be named Sassy! Thoroughly enjoyable post ! :)

    4. Jaime Villaseca 85 months ago | reply

      I Agree, This Is a Portrait of Finesse!

      Grace

      Portraits of Finesse Group

      An Excellent Photo!

      Please Tag Your Image "Portraits of Finesse Group"

    5. nowt_to_see 85 months ago | reply

      I love the formal black and white pic.

    6. Grozz 85 months ago | reply

      Marvelous portraits of a very interesting person!

    7. Clark Westfield 85 months ago | reply

      One of your best of 100 Strangers

    8. louisa_catlover 83 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Human Faces: Fascinating Just the Way We Are, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. josefontheroad 81 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Art and Photography 18+ ADMIN INVITE , ONE COMMENT PLEASE, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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      Seen in your 100 Strangers set. (?)

    10. A.N.1 81 months ago | reply

      --
      From Art and Photography group:


      This is one the best examples of
      ART in photography
      we have ever seen!
      THANK YOU FOR POSTING IT.

    11. Photomitch 80 months ago | reply

      I like this..

    12. Tetley T 80 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Old men are beautiful, and we'd love to have this added to the group! Great shot!

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