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A Discouraged Man by jonniedee A Discouraged Man by jonniedee
His name is Carl. He was a teacher and is 71 years old. Carl comes by our house from time to time to ask for money in exchange for yard work. That has been going on for the last 8 years. He claims he has cancer. He sleeps on the blue line when it is cold.

My entry for the F1rst-Year-SQUARE-Contest: [link]
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:iconsearingblaze000:
SearingBlaze000 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful and poignant 
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad that you like it.  Thanks!
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SearingBlaze000 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure
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:iconchristinekalliri:
ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
. R e s p e c t .
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconjo1177:
Jo1177 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
such an emotive pic.. very moving
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Jo!
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:iconistnclart:
iStncLart Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
This is a dope image great job captured it perfectly, I wish i could use this for a stencil.
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much.
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:iconviceberly:
VicEberly Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Featured: [link] :sun:
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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:iconaerendial:
aerendial Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
featured in journal ''Non, je ne regrette rien'' [link] :rose:
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
THanks
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Amazing portrait!
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks again!
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
You are welcome :)
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:iconphotoarus:
Photoarus Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great Moment !
Congratulation
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much.
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:iconcapturedpoetry:
capturedpoetry Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Wow, excellent detail you really captured such emotion.
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much.
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:iconcapturedpoetry:
capturedpoetry Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Your welcome :)
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:iconkmnfive:
kmnfive Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
insane detail. just amazing. i love your work.
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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:iconilkenny:
ilkenny Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
its really amazing..i've felt the same thing from the photo before reading the explanation.
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much.
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:iconandypeppers:
AndyPeppers Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
A powerfull shot, makes you think about the hystory of this man, what Carl lived trought, and even about the whole situation of the the people in the world,
The type of incredible fotography that is so simple and can make you feel, can let emotions run
Very well captured
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, Andy. I am glad that you enjoyed looking at this photograph.
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Drag-on2 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
you never know what's around the corner ... remember to live your life ....
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So true.
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:iconanuitmodel:
AnuitModel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
brilliant
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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:iconeverypathtonowhere:
everypathtonowhere Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Photographer
Awesome detail!
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconsunny2011bj:
sunny2011bj Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Great photo!!!
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much.
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:iconpassionnotperfection:
passionnotperfection Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012   Photographer
amazing shot
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:iconesalazionehg:
esalazioneHg Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very well done! i like the focus!
intense portrait
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks NAY
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Glenn0o7 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012   Photographer
Amazing photograph
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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:iconrivenshallows:
RIVENshallows Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. Black and white photos like these are just incredible, you captured his soul in this picture. BIG thumbs up
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:handshake:
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:iconncphotojunkie:
ncphotojunkie Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Masterpiece!
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Andrew!
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:iconncphotojunkie:
ncphotojunkie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome.
Thank you for sharing!
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:iconmacilic:
macilic Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
simply great portrait!!
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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:icondoriamos:
Doriamos Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave man, this is a bad ass capture if I've ever seen one- would you mind if I tired to draw it?
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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Go ahead and draw it. Let me know if you do.
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. You really manage to capture some intense portraits, Jon. I won't even pretend to understand what he, Carl, must feel like from having to endure that lifestyle.

And I read the comment below from the disgruntled viewer. *shakes head* In my opinion, nothing at all struck me as gratuitous or cold or disrespectful in either the shot or the description. This is a respectful presentation as far as I'm concerned.

Thanks for continuing to share your work with us.
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