Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Connecticut Yankee



This distinguished gentleman was patiently sitting in a store waiting for his wife to finish shopping.

"You have a perfect New England face," I told him.  "Please tell me you weren't born in Wisconsin."

"No," he said.  "I am a physician and I was born in Hartford, one of the few still remaining."

I want to be his agent.  There must be a market in Hollywood for classic Connecticut Yankees.

Black and white?  I know, I know.  Usually my photos are in color, but he was sitting next to a boring beige wall.  I asked him to call me next time he was sitting next to a dark blue or red wall and we both had a good laugh.

25 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

It's a fine portrait Jack.

JM said...

Awesome portrait, Jack!

Kate said...

Such a cooperative subject. Black and White is always a good alternative to color, and some folks prefer it.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your portrait showing the character of a Connecticut Yankee is appropriate today, as yesterday President Obama honored former President George H.W. Bush, whose father of course was a Senator from Connecticut.

Dianne said...

A face with character ... Forget the blue or red wall Jack .... looks perfect in black & white.

Lowell said...

Nicely done and the b&w works well. It is a classic New England face. I think. What are the distinguishing characteristics of a classic New England face?

Re your question: Nope, that's not the road from Jacksonville to Tampa and nope, all roads in Ocala do not look like this. I know you're just being silly, but this is a new road and only goes for a few miles. It is in an area where there is a lot of new home construction.

Sharon said...

Oh yes, a very handsome fellow. He might have a second career in the movies.

LOLfromPasa said...

Wonderful portrait. My guess is that this isn't the first time he has been waiting for his wife :).

Sylvia K said...

Superb B&W shot for the day, Jack! And what a great, wise face he has!! I bet he has a lot of stories of his own to tell!!

Malyss said...

I just love this portrait the way it is.What a beautiful man ! Age has nothing to do with it!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

He has a wonderful face where ever he comes from Jack. You made a good choice with the B&W, looking forward to your next meeting with this gentleman to see the colour version :)

Lowell said...

Ah was jest wondrin' if'n y'all kin tell the diff'rence 'tween a Boston Brahmin and a Connecticut Yankee by the way them folks talk?

We shore kin tell if'n some snowbird's from Boston!

VP said...

As a B&W foe I can give you my blessing for this wonderful portrait. The beauty of B&W is to use it in the rare cases when it can add something to a picture, not because makes it look 'cool' or 'serious'. Bravo!

RedPat said...

Love the portrait. He reminds me of some movie star but I can't think of who it is.

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful portrait. Am I the only one thinking that he looks a bit like a very famous former American president?

jennyfreckles said...

Wonderful portrait. I think B&W is often a very good choice for portraits actually. And if that is a New England face, well, I'm even more glad I'm coming over in the Fall! ;)

CaT said...

haha...
i guess i dont yet recognize new england faces...

William Kendall said...

Excellent portrait shot!

Michelle said...

His face is full of character.

Randy said...

Nice b&w shot.

Linda said...

He looks very kind. Reminds me of my dad.

Halcyon said...

He does look the true gentleman! Nice capture, Jack.

Kay said...

Very nice! I rather like black & white; it's a nice exercise in seeing the light and dark values rather than colors.

I'm not sure what distinguishes a New England face. I hope you're not implying that you northeasters are the only ones with handsome gentlemen.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

YES! Black and white for a portrait is always appropriate. Very nice, Jack, and I do think he fits the bill of "classic Connecticut Yankee."

Bises,
Genie

EG CameraGirl said...

He does look like a Yankee, doesn't he?