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Posted by
Ralph Jones (Detroit, United States) on 25 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.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Ah, Ralph, I am feeling it. Great shot.

25 Feb 2010 5:50am

Ralph from Overijssel, Netherlands

Great shot too!

25 Feb 2010 7:54am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Cheers for this one…

25 Feb 2010 8:15am

k@ from Paris, France

The diagonal and his concentration = superb shot !

25 Feb 2010 9:19am

Tomix from landerneau, France

good framing! rock on!

25 Feb 2010 10:38am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

The strap of his guitar leaves no doubt about its business! A warm and wonderful portrait! The concentrated air gives a great intensity to the image!

25 Feb 2010 11:57am

mirela from brighton, United States

He is so into it, good job at catching this awesome expression!

25 Feb 2010 12:18pm

STEED from Gueret, France

Mmmmmmmmmmm !!! Listening the Blues.....Great serie...

25 Feb 2010 2:46pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Another super portrait, really nicely done Ralph :)

25 Feb 2010 3:10pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

He is in music. very nice capture!

25 Feb 2010 3:45pm

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

The concentration of this guy! You can feel his passion. The lighting really worked in your favor here. Nice shot.

25 Feb 2010 4:01pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Great portrait!

25 Feb 2010 4:04pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

wow.. hey, where were you been before ?????

Portraits are my favorites photos , and you suddenly come with two awesome portrait ... I envy you :)


25 Feb 2010 5:20pm

Louloupix from NEW YORK, United States

Great portrait, love the focus he puts in it, I have the feeling I can here the melody ;)

25 Feb 2010 6:20pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Wonderful portrait--great light on his face to show the concentration.

25 Feb 2010 6:32pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

You have to have it in you before you can express it. You must be a Blues man yourself, Ralph. This is outstanding.

25 Feb 2010 8:32pm

David from Detroit, United States

I love the lighting and the expression. You have a real feel for shooting musicians!

25 Feb 2010 9:34pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Such great lighting and composition. I love the look of concentration on his face! Well done!

25 Feb 2010 9:53pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice capture of "intentional" expression. The rose-colored glasses add the finishing touch. :-)

25 Feb 2010 9:53pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Beauty in detail for a high ISO. Love the blues, had the great pleasure of seeing Muddy Waters on a few occasions.

25 Feb 2010 9:53pm

@JoeB: Nice!

manel from Girona, Spain

Un retrato soberbio. Perfecto de luz. Me gusta.

25 Feb 2010 11:14pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

He's finding his light for you ;) Cool shot...I hope his music was as cool. Blues I hope. Really like the Blues....have seen Stevie Ray Vaughn 4 times the last time was his last concert in New England, James Cotton....Love Howlin Wolf....

26 Feb 2010 12:59am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Wish we could hear this guy's music; great candid portrait of a focused musician.

26 Feb 2010 3:39am

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

great capture (woah good use of iso)

27 Feb 2010 10:02am

Dave MacIntyre from Toronto, Canada

Very nice!!!

2 Mar 2010 4:19am