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Posted by
Ralph Jones (Detroit, United States) on 24 February 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture 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

Looks like fun, Ralph. Were you at any special club?


24 Feb 2010 5:34am

@Ken: Just out and about a lot recently. I guess cabin fever as gotten to me. Good news, Alvin's on the Wayne State campus has new ownership and has live bands again!

Céline from New York City, United States

Excellent ! Nice DOF !

24 Feb 2010 7:01am

Ralph from Overijssel, Netherlands

He's playing with passion ;)

24 Feb 2010 8:17am

6ft5 from stockholm, Sweden

A starving artist at work :)

24 Feb 2010 8:22am

STEED from Gueret, France

An other Hendrix ?

24 Feb 2010 9:21am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

You gotta lick the art;) well done Ralph lol

24 Feb 2010 12:12pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice concert shot

24 Feb 2010 12:46pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Image. Title. Perfect.

24 Feb 2010 1:24pm

Eric Rousset from Grasse, France

He wants to try like Jimmy Hendrix ;-)))

24 Feb 2010 1:36pm

Michael from Los Angeles, United States

I'm guessing he's holding the guitar pic with his tongue.

24 Feb 2010 2:08pm

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

Oh, strange composition here, the musician seem to be eating the music!! something sensual in this portrait.

24 Feb 2010 3:01pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

great shot!

24 Feb 2010 3:53pm

Rags from Plano, United States

Someone likes his instrument.

24 Feb 2010 4:17pm

alex centrella from California, United States

too cool !

24 Feb 2010 5:02pm

mirela from brighton, United States

he truly reminds me of Hendrix! Cool shot!

24 Feb 2010 5:37pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

marvelous focus and tones . super portrait

24 Feb 2010 6:01pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States


24 Feb 2010 8:07pm

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

This is one cool guy for sure. Another great capture.

24 Feb 2010 8:24pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Good result in what looks like tricky lighting.

24 Feb 2010 8:33pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

great capture! jimmy hendrix was the first one to play guitar with his tongue :))

24 Feb 2010 9:43pm

Estrella from Barcelona, Spain

Great focus on hand

24 Feb 2010 9:49pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

I really like the soft llight. Gives it the Club feel. I'm thinking Blues rather than Jazz. Maybe because that's my preference. Either way Ralph, you are nailing these portraits.

24 Feb 2010 11:15pm

Achu from Baltimore, United States


25 Feb 2010 12:11am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I never thought he was licking, but pulling a "Michael Jordan" here, getting engrossed in his performance. Nice timing for a great capture.

25 Feb 2010 2:04am

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

There's that feather in the cap again. It's him! From yesterday....add the guitar and things change :) This shot is great! A compliment to the man :)

25 Feb 2010 2:09am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Like others I was reminded of Hendrix, he's hard to forget.

25 Feb 2010 2:14am

Lori from Michigan, United States

Love the shot and title ! good work !

25 Feb 2010 2:39am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Cool shot!

25 Feb 2010 3:14am

Stu from Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

Great title for this one. I love the b&w of the last pic and wonder if that might suit this better. Just my opinion though....I'm addicted to monotone.

25 Feb 2010 2:14pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Licks.. does that mean he is playing with his tongue a note or two?

25 Feb 2010 4:04pm

@Self-Indulgence: Yep, saw it with my own eyes!

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Tasty image! :) I can't play one chord on a guitar, but this guy is so good that he can play with his tongue. hahah

25 Feb 2010 6:32pm