Street portrait, Matthew Silver. Union Square, NYC.
some who know me would ask you where and when you took that photo… this is amazingly close to what i (and a few others hippies) looked like almost half a century ago… although it feels and seems a lot longer than half a century ago
the grainy texture and the high contrast may contribute to that perception
What a time warp for you Fernan and pleased to get a look at the younger you. Time is such a dab hand at playing so many tricks on us all . . .
I took the photo not so long ago, it was the first time seeing Matthew Silver out in the fresh air and sunshine after the long winter.
A wise man. Karl Marx would see himself in that photo.
Gerard, if you only knew the thrill it would be to see Karl Marx frolicking with such freedom in Union Square. History might read a little differently!
Wow, such a powerful, dynamic portrait, Patti. Almost a timeless quality to it.
That’s Matthew for you, thank you Lignum!
Cool portrait. I like the contrast and grain. The angle and close up is great too.
You never know Cardinal, he might turn up in your part of the world one day!
Just fantastic, Patti. I can’t tell you how much I love this photo! Timeless, so strong.
That’s Mr Silver for you, thank you Bente!
really love this photo!
Thank you so much Inge!
Most grateful, thank you Keith!
Thank you Teresa, have just posted a youtube link for further possible enjoyment!
Absolutely fantastic photo, Patti. The angle and perspective are remarkable.
It was such a pleasure taking this photo, thank you Angeline for your kind words!
I don’t know who this Matthew is, but that’s one hell of a photo. Good work, Patti.
Hello Pie, always so good to hear from you! Here is a youtube link to The Amazing Matthew Silver for you to enjoy. Or perhaps not . . . I’m lucky in that I get to see him live and so far I have yet to lose my excitement in coming across him. Not sure what that says about me . . . 🙂
Fantastic!! Absolutely fantastic!
Thank you Malin, he is so much fun!
Fantastic, iconic portrait, Patti! What a shot!
He’s almost on the move so good to get a “still” relatively speaking. Thank you Richard for your kind words, he might yet turn up in London one day!
Fabulous portrait Patti! Makes me want to know more about Mathew.
Careful what you ask for Madhu . . . .
A most impressive duotone treatment on this portrait, Patti. You’ve outdone yourself again!
Wow that’s so kind of you to say, big thank you Allan!
wow, so close !!!
It’s a mighty fine line getting close here without becoming a tongue-tied part of his act, actually that’s the terrifying part.
(I did dare to ask you again ‘is he famous?’ ..so I googled it… …seems he is… ..again… …but now I’m better prepared for my answer to continue the conversation in a more sophisticated way… …look)
..sorry, Patti, but I’m lost ..but I very much like your intensive photo. It’s electrifying. I really do like it.
That’s absolutely fine, thank you so much Markus. Easier to leave explanations out of it and let the photo do the talking!
…sorry, but sometimes I’m lost because english is not my mother tongue. And of course different culture phenomena… …but it’s comforting to feel that there is a unifying language of photography… …which you speak very intelligible! …which I much appreciate. Thanks Patti. That’s what we here for with our blogs. 🙂
…uuuhh, know I get the title of your post… …got it. Cool!
Wow, a compellingly striking portrait!
Why thank you Elena!
A really unique and timeless looking image!
(Great to have found you here, too, Patti.)
And so good to see you here, thank you Andrew. Matthew is an absolute one-off!
absolutely beautiful and has got a vintage look 🙂
That’s so kind of you Joshi, thank you!
It is a beautiful portrait Patti. It looks unusually still for such a character.
One of his more contemplative moments . . . . thank you Philippa!
Could almost be a DaVinci…
Patti, this is such a great portrait.
After doing a little research, and seeing other images, I think yours is one of the best!
Do you know if Matthew has seen this?
Thank you so much Laurie! I have so many photos of Matthew and yes, he has seen (and liked) the original version which I posted to Instagram but not this one which I played around on my phone with CameraBag. I’m not the biggest user of Instagram but certain friends and family only go there. He’s definitely worth checking out if you ever come to NYC but then again he’s so random with where and when he turns up!
Oh thank you for offering more details!
what an interesting shot
He does look like a shepard! Fabulous portrait, Patti!
Wow! Love this shot for its rawness and terrific tone. It hits you right in the face somewhat like the images of Don Mcullin from the 70″s. Hope you have a great weekend Patti.
So cool. Love the treatment you out on this one. Oh, and, I love your new Patti icon.
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