Michael Phelps portrait for The Los Angeles Times

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    Last Thursday I received a mail from Derek Simmons, Deputy Design Director of Los Angeles Times. Derek proposed to me an exciting as well as very honoring job. He wanted me to produce a portrait of the incredible Michael Phelps for the Monday's Edition of The Times.
    Let's hope he is going to make it, wrote to me.
    The whole last week, Derek and I exchanged rough sketches, photos, ideas while Michael was beating one record after the other. We had so little time, as Michael was racing almost every day and we had to keep the portrait updated.
    Finally, he did it in the already known incredible way.
    So, this is our tribute to him and his incredible record. It's published in today's (Aug 18th, 2008) edition of the Los Angeles Times.

    Credit must go to Derek Simmons for this great collaboration, his suggestions and ideas and to all the photographers of these great Michael Phelps photos (Sorry, it's quite impossible to name them all).

    You can see a very large version of the image here.
    Be awared! It's a very large file (4993 x 6528 pixels).
    The original portrait is even bigger (6656 x 8704 pixels) but it couldn't be uploaded to Flickr. If you are a Michael Phelps fan, give me a shout and I will manage to send you the file.
    You could also download the Los Angeles Times first page including this portrait here. (Go on the bottom right of the page in the "Download Olympic Posters".

    Made with Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop and Apple QuickTime Pro using custom developed scripts and techniques.

    Copyrigt by Tsevis Visual Design and The Los Angeles Times.
    Please, don't use it in any commercial project without our permission.

    For once again: Thanks Derek and of course "Congrats Michael!!!".

    Florian Siebeck, °Eli, DoodleDancer, and 93 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. parsec 80 months ago | reply

      Well done Mr Tsevis!
      You give inspiration to other ppl with your work. :)

    2. _Untitled-1 80 months ago | reply

      you keep amazing me man, great stuff! :-)

    3. tsevis 80 months ago | reply

      Thank you all, mates.
      And thanks to Derek (once again).

    4. Kent Schimke 80 months ago | reply

      Wonderful mosaic!

    5. ELEL2007 80 months ago | reply

      this is incredible. Luv it.

    6. LukeDaDuke 80 months ago | reply

      Great potrait...

      But I think Phelps was on dope... ;-)

    7. ellethree 78 months ago | reply

      Your work is amazing!

    8. wontonspringroll 78 months ago | reply

      amazing, truly fitting for the hero

    9. petite_souris06 77 months ago | reply

      Your work is great!
      Just one question; you wrote:

      ..The original portrait is even bigger (6656 x 8704 pixels) but it couldn't be uploaded to Flickr. If you are a Michael Phelps fan, give me a shout and I will manage to send you the file.

      Well, i've searched your email-adress or other possibilities to contact you everywhere, but i couldn't find them. I even registered me here at flickr, and now i really hope you can write back as soon as possible because i must hurry a bit. would you send me this bigger file of Michael Phelps? I'm one of his greatest fans and would love to have this amazing pic of him as big as possible :-)

      You could send the file then to: petite_souris06@yahoo.de

      I'm sorry for posting this question here with all the comments, but i really didn't find some other contact informations.

      Regards from Germany! Incredible work!

    10. tsevis 77 months ago | reply

      Hi Petite Souris!
      Thanks for the kind words.
      I ve sent you an email with the link to the huge file.

      Regards to Germany!

    11. amaboamare 76 months ago | reply

      definitely a mosaic of Olympic proportion!!

    12. The D70sisters 72 months ago | reply

      Artistic PortraitsFantastic Artistic Portrait. Please add your image to Artistic Portraits

    13. Nuragic Man~A bit busy 69 months ago | reply

      Very fine shot!
      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called All beautiful shots and many more., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. Phil & Ico [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      Bó! Este é o famoso trabalho de preso, haja paciência hehehe parabéns pelos seus trabalhos!

    15. Sisca Diana Halim 55 months ago | reply

      Amazing Portrait !

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    17. Naomi | Warren 53 months ago | reply

      Lovely capture! Beautiful portrait.

      Feel free to comment on my photostream :)

    18. Ribal HornDog 45 months ago | reply

      Awesome work! And you couldn't have been given a better subject!!!

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