Monday, April 20, 2009

Worker series



Clueless In Boston is contributing this picture of George Moody, Owner of Harmon Oil Company in Quincy. George has kept our burner and hot water heater working for many years. I think the monochrome works beautifully for this portrait taken in the dim lighting of our basement. Click here to view more Monochrome Monday images.

17 comments:

kazu said...

Nice serious man.He's cool!
Great photo!

RuneE said...

It gave me a flash-back to the portraits of people 50 years ago - ell done!

calonyddaear said...

RuneE is correct - a truly classic image. Bring back Life Mag or our Picture Post.
Not to mention Creative Camera.

Kitty said...

It does work beautifully - great tribute to a dedicated man!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

This photo looks like it could be out of a movie from the 1940's. Perfect use of black and white. Stunning!

Anne-Berit said...

Very good monochrome photo.

brattcat said...

This is a superb portrait. You've capture something extraordinary here, the essence of his humanity. It is very, very beautiful.

aguthrieimages said...

great portrait, you're right the B&W is perfect for this!
mine is here
http://aguthrieimages.wordpress.com/2009/04/17/mono-friday-15-mono-maniacs/

Marie-Noyale said...

I don't think I would be able to take such a good picture in my basement!!

Daryl said...

another perfect inspiration for a story!

The Lone Beader said...

Looks like an old photo.

John said...

Great portrait shot. Well done.

Snapshutter said...

Interesting portrait of a working guy. B&W goes well with the setting.

kden said...

What a great shot. Does George know that he's famous now?

sheila said...

It looks like a old photo. Great portrait.

slim said...

kden - I left George a note at his place of business telling him he's a star. We previously gave him a copy of the photo pictured here . . . it's a "keeper". Thanks for sharing your comments everyone.

Rich said...

I know this guy he has done some plumbing work at my house on occassion. He does good work.