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Strolling down an old, somewhat dark alleyway in Rhodes, Greece, I peeked in and found this artist intently focused on his work, glasses perched mid-nose, and deftly brushing strokes across a canvas. What a find!

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Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • Vida
    Vidaover 4 years ago
    Beautiful image !
  • thanks vida.
    he seemed to be the classic for an artist at work to me.
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

    excellent candid !
    my best, francis.

  • thanks much francis. One of those moments that leap out at you when passing by.
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 4 years ago

    You said it all…..“what a find”!!!!! The lighting is the winner here….. and the expression on the artists face…… Gosh, this is beautiful!!!! A perfect angle!!!!

  • thanks Brenda for your observations and support. Much appreciated.
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • photoloi
    photoloiover 4 years ago

  • photoloi
    photoloiover 4 years ago

    Hi Phil sorry is it possible to see this in black and white? just curious;
    download Picassa it’s free and you might enjoy it.

  • loi
    just saying thanks to you is beginning to feel inadequate, but thanks. Great idea on the B&W. I’ll do it.
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Phil- this is wonderful- a classic shot that you executed so well- :)

  • rosie
    kind words, always appreciated. He seemed like the avuncular image of a hard working artist
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • Michiel de Lange
    Michiel de Langeover 4 years ago

    Oh yes! My kind of favourites. Well done. I love it!

  • mike
    glad you enjoyed this one and thanks for the comments.
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • tarsia
    tarsiaover 4 years ago

    what a fantastic photo – great work

  • tarsia,
    much appreciated indeed. He seemed calm, confident in his skill, focused and diligent, never even looking up as I clicked away.
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • Crowmanic
    Crowmanicover 4 years ago

  • many thanks for the recognition and honor of this feature. Very much appreciated.
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillover 4 years ago

    I can understand a desire to see this image in B&W, but as it is I like it a lot. The colours are muted throughout and blend wonderfully, and really enhance the candid setting. Great shot Phil! A rich canvas.

  • thanks much peter, the light in his shop was muted just enough for this effect.
    phil

    – phil decocco

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