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Posted by
Ralph Jones (Detroit, United States) on 23 February 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

Mission Statement:
To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

Ken from Seattle, United States

Cool indeed! Its nice to be back among the healthy, and being able to look at your images. I enjoy getting a good "Detroit fix" from your images.


23 Feb 2010 5:17am

@Ken: Goof to hear you are feeling better!

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A great portrait. A jazz mood on this shot

23 Feb 2010 5:19am

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

really cool. 'Monk's Mood'.

23 Feb 2010 5:42am

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

Very jazzy mood with this portrait in black and white. I love the detail on the hat. A Good rythm in this picture Ralph.

23 Feb 2010 6:47am

Céline from New York City, United States

Very original !

23 Feb 2010 8:00am

STEED from Gueret, France

Superb angle and nice Black and white...

23 Feb 2010 8:01am

---------Photo-Spice---------- from Konstanz, Germany

Love the angel of the shot, leaves so much to guess and stands out from the crowd, nice!!


23 Feb 2010 8:48am

k@ from Paris, France

More than cool, over classy ! Bravo*

23 Feb 2010 9:37am

Pierre from Lyon, France

Superb, everything is in the diamond ....
Often you wonder for how my portraits the photographer will forget ...
well that's it, wide-angle picture and very, very close, a hand without viewfinder

23 Feb 2010 10:22am

Florence from Paris, France

Nice portrait in mono. Very "chic" indeed ! The angle is really clever. Well done Ralph.

23 Feb 2010 10:24am

Eric Rousset from Grasse, France

Interesting n original capture, well converted in mono bud

23 Feb 2010 10:55am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Fabulous portrait! With this APV very original! Really beautiful! I like the pen!

23 Feb 2010 12:30pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Génial !!! superbe cliché ! Bien joué !!

23 Feb 2010 12:31pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh la la , wow this is the COOLEST portrait I've ever seen, oh wow, 10 stars foryou . wow

23 Feb 2010 1:51pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful portrait . Super model . Super angle . Love it .

23 Feb 2010 2:37pm

Michael from Los Angeles, United States

I like this. Very... uh well, very cool portrait. :-)

23 Feb 2010 3:24pm

Rags from Plano, United States


23 Feb 2010 3:59pm

alex centrella from California, United States

cool !

23 Feb 2010 4:20pm

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Great composition of this portrait & great title.

23 Feb 2010 4:44pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic portrait! i like it a lot...and mysterious!

23 Feb 2010 5:36pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great portrait ! I love the frame, the close-up and the jazzy mood !

23 Feb 2010 6:08pm

Louloupix from NEW YORK, United States

Nice unusual portrait. It's full of mystery and details.
Well done.

23 Feb 2010 7:04pm

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States

Ralph, you've out done yourself with this.........MARVELOUS!!! 5 STARS +++++

23 Feb 2010 7:39pm

mirela from brighton, United States

Heck yeah :)

23 Feb 2010 7:56pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Yes cool.

23 Feb 2010 7:57pm

Lori from Michigan, United States

totally cool !!

23 Feb 2010 8:31pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Very smooth... A "feather in your cap" to you Ralph, on this suave image!

23 Feb 2010 10:42pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Perfecto. Me gusta el ángulo de encuadre.

23 Feb 2010 10:56pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Very Cool. Turned away from the camera, even cooler.

23 Feb 2010 11:07pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

The feather covers the whole coolness the monotone and how he turned for the photo. Cool capture Ralph!!

24 Feb 2010 12:01am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Nothing like a well dressed man, the side portrait makes it one of a kind.

24 Feb 2010 2:05am

Bruce from Lima, Peru

Beautiful rich blacks in this misterious portrait - very nice image

24 Feb 2010 2:42am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A nice element of mystique that you have captured here, Ralph! He's looking quite dapper and "polished."

24 Feb 2010 4:22am

Alexandros from Athens, Greece

nice jazz pic!

24 Feb 2010 5:00pm

Stu from Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

This is sheer class! Well done!

25 Feb 2010 2:12pm

David from Detroit, United States

The very definition of cool! The turned-away gaze is perfect.

25 Feb 2010 9:37pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Very bluesy shot. I love it. The grains and the high contrasts are great. High quality photo!

27 Feb 2010 1:06am

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

clever angle

27 Feb 2010 10:03am