Monday, May 14, 2012

Paris portrait



As you might guess this was not one of my covert shots...

He was standing outside an office door with a colleague and when he saw me photographing the details of the door he asked me to take his photo. 

He did not have to ask twice, and yes, I will be taking a print to him on my next trip.


Rue Vivienne
75002, Paris

23 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful face! And a wonderful capture as always! Hope you've had a wonderful weekend, Genie!!

Hugs
Sylvia

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A handsome man with sincere eyes. I love the fact you take the time to present folks with a copy of the photo you take. I bet most are surprised.

Pierre BOYER said...

Superbe portrait...

Pierre

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
What a superb subject for a portrait. This is wonderful!

martinealison said...

Il est bon de s'entendre dire, oui je veux bien une photo !...
Une très jolie capture.
Gros bisous

Joe said...

I've never had a stranger ask me to to take their photo on my camera. It's great you will take him a print.

Janey and Co. said...

I agree with Sylvia...

Kate said...

He looks appreciative of your willingness to photograph him. He'll love the print.

brattcat said...

isn't it amazing how some people take offense when you turn your camera on them and others invite it. he is a most beautiful subject and you captured him perfectly.

Debs said...

This is a beautiful shot. I know he will love it. :)

Virginia said...

What a nice smile he gave you! He looks very friendly.
V

Ann said...

Nice shot,
and he looks real happy when you took that photo no wonder it turned out amazing.

Alexa said...

I think it helps to have a friendly face—whether you're the subject or the photographer! This is a wonderful portrait, Genie --

Stan said...

What a great face!! Perfect exposure and tack sharp on the eyes. Kudos! It would be absolutely perfect if you 'photoshopped' out some of the background details ---

Louise said...

He has such a lovely, kind face doesn't he?

Bibi said...

Handsome face; looks like a nice guy.

Jack said...

Well done, Genie. It is so much easier when a subject asks us to take a picture.

Halcyon said...

I'm sure he'll appreciate it. A really nice portrait! :)

Randy said...

Very nice portrait.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

So glad that you all liked my "Paris friend" and he was surprised when I quickly snapped him after his request! I have already put this in my print folder for the next trip.

Stan, I just need to be careful about the background mess as I do not Photoshop except some very basic crop, lighten/darken, and b/w. I need lessons in that for sure!

Bises,
Genie

This is Belgium said...

Love portraits like this one, great photo !

Rae Walter said...

Now weren't you lucky to get such an invite! Great portrait.

TheChieftess said...

Such a friendly face!!!