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Andy Christ

Posted by
Ralph Jones (Detroit, United States) on 12 October 2013 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I selected this image as my favorite of 2013 because it was 4 years in the making. When I first encountered this young man I was very much compelled to photograph him. It took some courage on my part to introduce myself and ask if I could photograph him, he declined several times, but I learned his demeanor is the opposite of what most people perceive when they first see him. Despite his 6' 7" frame & tattoos he's just a plane old nice guy. I gave him my card & told him to call me if he ever changed his mind. Four years later he called...

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Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

I'm not going to provoke him......

Good portrait.

12 Oct 2013 9:17am

STEED from D, France

Wow !!!! Another strong and expressive portrait...What a personnality,in front of you....And the choice of the place gives more to the mood....I Love !!!!!

12 Oct 2013 10:10am

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

I agree with Steed on all points!

12 Oct 2013 4:55pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

I'm scared. You have guts.

13 Oct 2013 12:26am

John from Newcastle, United Kingdom

very good portrait

15 Oct 2013 12:31am

Sebastian vallie from melvindale mi, United States

Thats andy Christ! Thats my boy right there man! Ive known him since I was a little shit, me and him are suppose to colab on some music soon

25 Feb 2014 2:21am

Sam from Riverview, United States

Wow, such a great photo of Andy. I'm very proud to call you my cousin (: & bye Andy's a huge teddy bear!!!! He appears to be scary which comes in hand when people are mean to me & I need him but he'll give you the shirt off his back in -15 degree weather!!

25 Feb 2014 7:47pm

andy christ from United States

Thank ya i really am a nice person all bout the care bears

28 Feb 2014 1:57am

@andy christ: Yep!