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    This is Frank. He works as a bartender at one of my favorite restaurants/bar in the area. When he's not bartending, he's writing, usually fiction, with healthy dose of social commentary. He actually has a typewriter tattooed on his chest. You can see the top of it in the picture. Frank's got an interesting background - he was born in Botoga, Columbia and his mom is Nicaraguan and his dad is American (he was stationed in Bogata with the U.S. military). As many military kids in the States, he's lived many places, including Reston, VA and West Point, NY. He knows his beer, wine and liquor very well and it's all from experience at the ripe age of 26...makes me wonder how he stays in such great shape. He says it's because of high metabolism from being a high school wrestler...hmmm...let's see when he hits mid 30s ;) A couple of years ago, he traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to explore his passion for wine and he ended up stayed for an entire year. He estimates he visited around 80-90 vineyard while visiting. The light wasn't very good in the restaurant which explains the heavy B&W but I kind of like it - it fits him well.

    Frank is #32 in my 100 Strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at

    A. adnan, CoolorFoto, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Dkillock 47 months ago | reply

      Great portrait of a interesting looking character Jakob. Love the dramatic pose and lighting. It really suits his look

    2. Linda MPH 47 months ago | reply

      he looks like a manly man and the b&w works well

    3. {Giuliana} 47 months ago | reply

      Great stranger and the light, B&W and his pose! Excellent choice!

    4. Lightpoacher 47 months ago | reply

      Great b+w it would habve been nice
      to see the tat as well but you can not get
      everything you want i suppose.nice image though
      jakob kind regards mate.

    5. fotobananas 47 months ago | reply

      excellent portrait and great life story

    6. 47 months ago | reply

      great story, just when i thought it couldn't get more intriguing than the photo alone. nice work.

    7. Thuyhn 47 months ago | reply

      Awesome light and contrast of this portrait.

    8. Ktdragonfly 47 months ago | reply

      That background frames it perfectly. Great one!

    9. gpaolini50 47 months ago | reply

      ~Seen in People~
      P E O P L E

      (POST 1 AWARD 1)

    10. <aviary> [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

      cool--can't believe you've come so far in this project--impressive.

    11. Al Fed 47 months ago | reply

      very strong face, exceptionally well taken.

    12. RiaPereira - here but mostly there 47 months ago | reply

      Love the bw and lighting in this portrait. He sounds interesting and I am curious to see his tattoo now.
      Really like his expression.

    13. Ben Hinceman 47 months ago | reply

      great choice w/ the b&w.

    14. Charles S Hamilton 47 months ago | reply

      This is a great strong portrait. Like your storey!

    15. Pieter Westerbos 47 months ago | reply

      awesome picture, the heavy b&w works superb and adds to the cinematic feel. Well done!

    16. Andy. H 47 months ago | reply

      Great choice. Cool hair, abit of facial hair, tattoo and well done with all the light against the dark bg, too.

    17. *karla 47 months ago | reply

      oh, excellent portrait, but he looks mad;)

    18. Keith Dixon 46 months ago | reply

      Very very good portrait


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