This is one of my neighbors, Arthur. He's 72 and tells stories about how his younger days were passed by life on the farm. He asked if he could use a razor to shave his face. I told him he could if he would first let me take some portraits of him. He agreed and sold me his soul in exchange for a clean-shaven face. So this is Arthur, soul slowly diminishing.


Blogger kelsey said...

arthur is pretty cool. we talked about global warming and flying cars last night.

11:14 PM  
Blogger Carlene said...

You have captured his soul but in a good way. Your portrait shows us the sadness along with an acceptance of life and loss (what I see anyway). There is also a sense of beauty that you have captured in the light and shade and detail of the wiskers. A reflection of the beauty we should look for in every face, and the dignity of every life. Thanks for sharing your talent and Arthur's soul.

2:36 AM  
Blogger hannah said...

again, beautiful.
i love his eyes.

5:35 PM  

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