Gillian Everett

Gillian Everett

Posted on 05/30/2014

Photo taken on March 15, 2013

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I met Steve at the Noosa Surf Festival Tiki Bar on the Beach. He is a Noosa local, loves the area, and loves to surf. He has been manufacturing surf boards for 15 years and has his own business doing this. He makes all shapes and sizes of unique wooden surf boards and paddle boards, having a passion for lines, curves and flow. He also likes working in other areas, helping out friends occasionally in their businesses.

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Stranger 04 (2013) Colour version in Note on main image.

6 comments - The latest ones
Steve looks like a laid back guy who seems comfortable with someone pointing a lens in his direction. I like the tilted head as this adds a vulnerability to him. The all important eyes have a glint to them and this makes the photo ever more engaging. The black and white processing works well for me and I am a fan of the square framing too. In My Opinion, I would have wanted to shoot Steve too as part of a human array project such as yours.
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Auribins
Thanks David. It was a pleasure to meet Steve. I take many photos in the Noosa area and my aim with the Strangers project is to feature local people, who make it such a great place to live.
A few visitors/holidaymakers are also featured.
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck
Vicky Hollenbeck
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What a wonderful Stranger portrait! (And by the way, I've suggested you add it to the 100 Stranger Lite group :) I really like the friendly and relaxed look on Steve's face. You've achieved great eye contact with him and the catchlights are wonderful...the viewer just can't stay off of those eyes! I also like the crop and the square format and I think the black and white works well. I might try to increase the contrast a bit and/or bring out some more of the black tones. All in all a great addition to your project.
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Vicky Hollenbeck
Thanks Vicky, and thanks for the invite :-)
3 years ago.
A very relaxed portrait of an interesting subject, Gillian. This crop and the b/w processing certainly puts the emphasis on the sitter, rather than his wooden surf boards.
Seen in Portraits and Candids.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to tiabunna
Thanks George :-)
3 years ago.