I have moved what seems to be a hundred times. I met Big John when I rang to have my first house lot moved. He was big, he had tattoos and he rode a Harley…he also had eyes that were gentle and soft and relayed the softie beneath the armour. I have got to know him over many years, the bad boy with the heart of gold, the man that would in recent years become the partner of one of my girlfriends and shower her with love, a sense of self worth and most of all encouragement for her art. I can say I love him, I can say I care for him, but most of all I can say I would trust him with my life, this bear of a man with a heart of gold.

Canon 50D prime 50mm 1.8 lense


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  • BugEye
    BugEyeabout 3 years ago

    I really like this portrait & story :)

  • Thanks Konrad, really pleased you like them both :P

    – madworld

  • Jane Keats
    Jane Keatsabout 3 years ago

    Another beautiful portrait that shows character, and love how you tell us the stories behind the faces :o)

  • Thanks Janie, and I love that you like the portrait and the story :P

    – madworld

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful portrait of your friend, x

  • Thanks Anna, so sorry for the late reply x

    – madworld

  • Karen K Smith
    Karen K Smithabout 3 years ago

    OUTSTANDING portrait and heart felt story:))))

  • Thanks Karen, hope all is well in your world x

    – madworld

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    fab shot

  • Thanks so much, pleased you like it :P

    – madworld

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much for this, Im delighted with this banner :P

    – madworld

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  • Chris Perry
    Chris Perryabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful portrait and story…True journalistic portrait photography at its best…

  • Thanks Chris, much appreciated, so sorry for the late response :P

    – madworld

  • KimberleyHeslop
    KimberleyHeslopabout 3 years ago

    I love the portrait and story- both are really lovely :)

  • Thanks very much kimberley, so sorry for the late reply :P

    – madworld

  • Annie Lemay  Photography
    Annie Lemay P...about 3 years ago

    Great work, love your writing as well too!

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