Old Timers – Boris by Enrico Bettesworth

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This is the first in a series of portraits I am taking for my ‘Old Timers’ series It brings to light those who have dedicated decades to their chosen occupation, craft or trade, some by choice others through need. A trait which is rapidly diminishing in todays society where people are in constant flux between jobs, careers and hobbies.

This is a salute to the Old Timers!

This is Boris, a master craftsman who learnt the art of watchmaking and repairs through his father before him in Switzerland. Since emigrating to Australia mid last century he worked for others until finally establishing himself in his own premises where he has been since.

An updated Bio to come soon… I hope you enjoy!


aged, old, person, portrait, timer


  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaalmost 7 years ago

    This is such a fantastic concept Enrico, I’m hooked already and can’t wait to see more. This shot is just wonderful, I love it.

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...almost 7 years ago

    So much character and your concept is a fantastic one! Well done Enrico, I look forward too seeing more from this series! :D

  • Lisadee Lisa Defazio
    Lisadee Lisa D...almost 7 years ago

    This is Divine….love the story behind it.

  • Adrian Jeffs
    Adrian Jeffsalmost 7 years ago

    Im a huge fan of Matt Hoyle and this has a Hoyle feel to it….I cant tell you how much i love this…its beyond words…the tones and detail are magnifico…you are becoming one of my favourite Bubblers….. your are inspirational

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryoralmost 7 years ago

    fantastic portrait well done I can’t wait to see more of these

  • L B
    L Balmost 7 years ago

    Brilliant! – You are knocking my socks off ATM!!! Can’t wait for more!

  • Sarah Moore
    Sarah Moorealmost 7 years ago

    what an awesome concept! he looks fascinating!

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaalmost 7 years ago

    THIS IS SO SENSATIONAL! Love the way you’ve treated this image – I thought it was more than a photograph… like 3D modelling… so surreal… especially the head gear… love the little visa and seiko stickers on the door – keeps it very real. THIS IS OUTSTANDING!

  • transmute
    transmutealmost 7 years ago

    This is just such a brilliant character study

  • Enrico Bettesworth
    Enrico Bettesw...almost 7 years ago

    Thanks alot guys for all your comments… I’m glad you are enjoying it so far… TheFatman I too am a huge fan of Hoyles work he has such a talent for working with and presenting his subjects… this project has given me a greater insight and respect for the generations before us… It’s great to be able to tell their stories through these images…

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