Monday, June 4, 2012

Rufus

Rufus sat alone on a park bench on a perfect spring afternoon.  Beside him an old tape recorder played blues music.  Rufus' daughter recorded him playing the guitar and singing, back in the day.  It was beautiful.

28 comments:

Dianne said...

I'm sure Rufus has many stories to tell Jack .... There's a hint of sadness in his face. Well captured.

brattcat said...

and so is rufus.

Kate said...

Can't help myself; I LOVE portraits and this is a fine one. This man has many stories to tell and each one would probably mesmerize us.

VP said...

A fine portrait, it is a long time since I saw my last tape recorder...
Her daughter was very kind to do this for him at the time.

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice Jack!

Tanya said...

a beautiful portrait! i'd sure like to know rufus!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Fabulous portrait and wonderful story, Jack. I really enjoy the interesting people you are meeting and photographing. Bravo!

Bises,
Genie

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a great portrait. Maybe those old tapes should be digitally remastered and re-released on cd.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful portrait and what fun to make new friends.

JM said...

Pictures should have sound! :-) Nice portrait, Jack.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh that is so nice Jack! What a wonderful face, although as Dianne said a touch of the 'wistful' in his expression. It must have been a surprise for you to hear the music as you approached. I have now lost my voice, which some may say is a good thing haha!

Sylvia K said...

There are lots of stories in that somewhat wistful face and I would love to hear them! What a terrific capture, Jack! Have a great day!

Sylvia

Taken For Granted said...

Rufus sounds like someone worth getting to know. Know he has seem a great deal in his life. Fine portrait.

Cezar and Léia said...

A very beautiful portrait!
Léia

joo said...

Such a beautiful portrait, Jack!

cieldequimper said...

Rufus has a very gentle face.

RedPat said...

I love that he was listening to his own music!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A fine portrait - I imagine a gentle wistful blues with a raggy guitar style. Or maybe it's just the hat reminding me of Mississippi John Hurt?

Halcyon said...

He looks like a very interesting man. Your portraits are really coming along Jack! :)

Cathy Hudspeth said...

He is beautiful!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Smart daughter.

Regina K said...

Rufus looks like an interesting person indeed. Great portrait Jack.

Lois Evensen said...

I'm sure this gentleman could tell us many good stories.

Randy said...

He must like his hats big.

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Superbe photo.
Le portrait de cet homme au chapeau, nous fait plonger dans son regard, direct , franc, et doux à la fois. Un léger sourire nous parle de sa complicité avec le photographe.
Très humain.

Roger

SRQ said...

Love the name Rufus and that little smirk.

Steffe said...

He looks very confident. Another fine portrait.

Lynette said...

Jack, this has got to be one of your best posts, ever. Ever! Thanks so much for getting this photo, for talking with Rufus, and for sharing with us!