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Doyen by Matt Penfold

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A study of a remarkable man.

Canon 450D ISO800 1/100s f/18

Shot with the bendy loupe lens f = 75mm

Levels adjusted and converted to mono, no other processing and no cropping


bendy lens, black and white, doyen, loupe, matthew, penfold


  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 5 years ago

    Mate that’s awesome!

  • Thanks Mel, you inspire me to do these sort of shots :-)

    – Matt Penfold

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestalmost 5 years ago

    The expression you have captured already tells a story to me about this man to me…one has this feeling that he would be so very interesting to have a long chat with. Oh and I love his hair…looks like clouds but I strongly suspect this man has not had his head in the clouds, he has really lived …. This would look amazing as a huge print me thinks… X

  • Thanks Karen, yes he is a remarkable man, and as you’ve picked up from the image, a very interesting man too.

    Happy birthday to you for today :-) x

    – Matt Penfold

  • lianne
    liannealmost 5 years ago

    What a marvelous portrait – a face that commands attention, a face with so much character and the camera settings you used so marvelously bring out all of that. He could tell a few tales I’m sure – but there is also something of a sparkle, a humor about him that says we’d be up all night listening once he got started!! Matt this is just so fine!!

  • Lianne, I’m pleased you see so much of his character in this image, he’d keep you interested alright, but he’s also a great listener. Thanks so much :-)

    – Matt Penfold

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing capture, for me this image conveys more than the central self it captures all that has surrounded this man.

    I truly am in awe and mesmerised.

  • Wow, thanks Lisa, I’m really pleased with this one too, the lens blur somehow adds that other dimension :-)

    – Matt Penfold

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 5 years ago

    A very strong face – lots of stories there

  • Thanks Shuilie, yes many stories indeed :-)

    – Matt Penfold

  • Del Millar
    Del Millaralmost 5 years ago

    A fabulous character shot Matt

  • Thank you Del, very much appreciated :-)

    – Matt Penfold

  • ambient-1
    ambient-1almost 5 years ago

    Beautifully done Matt!

  • Thanks so much Robert :-)

    – Matt Penfold

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioalmost 5 years ago

    I’m liking these things you’ve been doing lately, It’s a great portrait Matt !

  • Thanks Lisa, it is amazing what that bendy lens can do :-) x

    – Matt Penfold

  • paulakerr
    paulakerralmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic focus on the face Matt. Quite a brilliant shot this one! xxx

  • Thanks Paula, much appreciated :-) x

    – Matt Penfold

  • rjcolby
    rjcolbyalmost 5 years ago

    Interesting how these odd lenses work such a treat on the portrait, in skilled hands, of course… Nice one this.

  • Thank you Dick, it really is fun to play with low tech bendy lenses, and as you say they really do suit the portrait :-)

    – Matt Penfold

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