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author Rudi Van Gestel
   
subjectPortrait
title -Heaviest Metal Freak Around -
date10/12/2004 12:38:13 AM
detailsMet this rough guy at the Kleudde - Heavy Metal Fest nearby Zemst/Mechelen (Belgium)!
After all, one of the sweetest, kindest and most gentle people I've ever met in my entire life!
Me was told by the local organisators that he is the leadvocalist of the Belgian Heavy-Metal-Group called "Witchsmeller"! Hope I spelled that good!
Hope you'll soon find some cd's made by "Witchsmeller" in your own country - wherever!!!
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1 Kris Bass (peter pan is so real ))   (10/12/2004 12:54:15 AM)
Prior to readng your details I was guessing he was actually a teddy bear of a man. Most of them are. :) I really like him positioned on the far left. Very appealing. Superb detailing in all that hair. Like the wispy look. Not a fan of smoking myself but the puffs of smoke clouds seem to add to the bad boy appeal.
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2 ROMULUS (Roman KRUGLINSKI)   (10/12/2004 2:21:32 AM)
Super
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3 Fiona Hoskin   (10/12/2004 2:25:03 AM)
The sun is a little strong on his forehead but this is still a striking image Rudi. I wish the cigarette wasn't in his mouth so that I could see more of his smile but that is just my wish!
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4 Dreaming Demon (Diego Riviera)   (10/12/2004 2:26:52 AM)
Very good portrait !
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5 Kazimierz Morski   (10/12/2004 4:25:11 AM)
I like it very much! :)K.M.
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6 Vladimir Buryakov   (10/12/2004 5:34:28 AM)
Oustanding portrait!
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7 Brites dos Santos (Artur JBS)   (10/12/2004 6:06:32 AM)
With or without the cigarette, the face is not a bade boy face...:)... I think!..:)
Very happy face. Well spoted.
8 Hazel   (10/12/2004 6:14:14 AM)
A good portrait with a nice words which tell a different story than seen.
9 Ray Griffiths ( )   (10/12/2004 7:37:58 AM)
I love the cigarette, guess his hairdresser went broke though.
10 Reidar   (10/12/2004 8:10:09 AM)
I love it!!
11 MarioP   (10/12/2004 8:12:15 AM)
very interesting character... very good catch...
12 Juluwirri   (10/12/2004 8:19:03 AM)
hehehe .... very sympathic face and a great shot!
13 aocole (Art Cole)   (10/12/2004 8:21:32 AM)
Nice candid catch Rudi. Comp works well here.
14 Paweł Spychała   (10/12/2004 8:50:15 AM)
Fantastic portrait
15 Ian Aldcroft   (10/12/2004 8:55:39 AM)
At first I didn't realise it was a cigarette in his mouth, as it's pointing straight at the viewer I thought it looked like a registration mark, or something on my screen. Maybe I need new glasses, or one less bad habit!
The cigarette is a distraction though, being the brightest part of what is otherwise a fine portrait.
16 Biliana ((I am against CHERYL B)   (10/12/2004 9:08:48 AM)
Love it. excellent portrait dear Rudi!
Kisses, Biliana
17 Laurel Austin   (10/12/2004 9:18:25 AM)
wonderful detail and expression! Love it Rudi!!
18 Ralfs World () www.ralfsworld.com ()   (10/12/2004 9:22:55 AM)
Cool portrait!
19 Yeshey Dorji   (10/12/2004 9:32:53 AM)
Wonderful portrait .. he sure is scruffy!
20 mplonsky (gone to greener pastures)   (10/12/2004 9:46:58 AM)
Looks like a colorful character and well captured.
21 kuba__p (Kuba Popiela)   (10/12/2004 10:08:58 AM)
Great portrait !
22 Janet Jonas   (10/12/2004 11:05:38 AM)
Try flipping the image so that the dead space is on the left used as a lead in to his eyes. Good image but seems a bit out of focus everywhere.
23 Marc Guyt   (10/12/2004 11:29:33 AM)
very strong image!
Have to agree with #22 about sharpness - maybe a little bit more unsharp mask would help
24 Bas Haasnoot   (10/12/2004 12:06:19 PM)
Wow Rudi! Very characteristic!
How is called? : Beauty is on the inside?
:-)
25 Edite   (10/12/2004 12:32:52 PM)
He has a nice smile and a tender look in his eyes. I like the portrait a lot!
26 Jonathan Wise   (10/12/2004 1:11:04 PM)
I like this a lot,great character portrait and good positioning in the frame.
27 JIM TAYLOR   (10/12/2004 1:40:19 PM)
great character
28 Corry   (10/12/2004 1:44:06 PM)
Wow, what a portrait! Excellent!
29 nitzan cccc (Nitzan Cohen)   (10/12/2004 3:21:38 PM)
What a Freak Freak !
30 Fransisco   (10/12/2004 3:25:15 PM)
Very strong portrait!
31 blu   (10/12/2004 3:44:55 PM)
extremly strong shot rudi! congrats!
32 karspy   (10/12/2004 4:09:38 PM)
WoW and ZoW! Excellent portrait!
33 FrankT ( pot'hbe'chug yay qa)   (10/12/2004 4:13:15 PM)
Great Rudi. (again)
34 cARTerART (Claire Carter)   (10/12/2004 5:45:55 PM)
Look at those eyes ! He uses the hair to hide his baby face. Great character shot
35 MJFerron   (10/12/2004 7:05:43 PM)
I won't be buying his CD but you did do a fine job photographing this interesting gent.
36 joe bellantoni   (10/12/2004 7:16:00 PM)
I don't know this guy or his music...all I know is that this is a good portrait! You captured the character of this guy and all his karma.
37 KAY (........ .......)   (10/12/2004 8:07:39 PM)
Ditto Joe..good portrait..kay
38 George Oze   (10/12/2004 11:52:58 PM)
Excellent! The expression on his face is very natural!
39 herman blockx   (10/13/2004 2:55:13 AM)
very cool dude, Rudi! congr. on the POTD!
40 Andy Cooper ( What I SHOULD have done was.....)   (10/13/2004 4:06:12 AM)
Wonderful portrait....was there any BG, or have you managed to remove it, or darken it ? Whatever, the result is superb. ( As you have caught him, I would say he's a major fire hazard ! )
41 SirnesPhotography (Trine Sirnes)   (10/13/2004 9:46:59 AM)
Great capture of a cool character. Reminds me somewhat of the work of Søren Skov, a danish talented photographer (and a good friend) that used to be here some years ago.
42 Hayri CALISKAN   (10/13/2004 11:16:44 AM)
Absolutely great caracter shot. Perfect face details.
Regards, Hayri.
43 Rodger   (10/13/2004 11:35:49 AM)
sorry so late but
BOATLOADS of character here Very Well Done
44 Arne   (10/13/2004 2:00:22 PM)
Excellent portrait!
45 4wd   (10/13/2004 4:11:57 PM)
Wonder if he'll ever see this!
46 Roger Ranney (Don't block the shot)   (10/13/2004 5:03:33 PM)
He appears to be quite the character. I'd love to meet him!
47 Claudia Robinson (looie's mom :-o)   (10/13/2004 5:14:02 PM)
it's all been said...i love this! well done and congrats!
48 Szymarek   (10/13/2004 11:57:23 PM)
Solid piece of work
49 Terry Forrest (Teresa Forrest)   (10/19/2004 4:34:47 PM)
I agree that you seem to have caught his character well in this Rudi. Looks like he has a bit of mischief in his eyes. I would have liked to have seen him without the cigarette in his mouth so that all of his nice smile could be seen. Congratulations on the POTD.
50 Yuri Bonder   (10/23/2004 3:25:35 PM)
Fantastic portrait
51 NEO   (11/15/2004 4:02:36 PM)
Very good portrait !
52 detlef   (1/2/2005 12:03:37 PM)
reminds me of a Viking! with a smile!
very good capture!
53 Dwight (Have I died and gone to heaven?)   (1/31/2005 11:43:06 AM)
Timeless!!! I have known many guys with this look, including my older brother! Love the earthiness, perfectly quaffed (pun) hair, clarity of gaze and Mona Lisa smile.
54 Doru Stoica   (2/10/2005 10:04:09 AM)
Absolutely wonderful !
55 Nannini Van Gestel   (2/27/2005 8:04:24 AM)
What can I say?
Wonderful!
56 Jorge Felix   (3/2/2005 5:27:13 PM)
Happy face of a strange guy. A very strong portrait.
Perfect detail, neutral background, nice light.
Congratulations!
57 Kenn Reay   (3/16/2005 5:30:35 PM)
Great capture of a real character. Kenn
58 Hassan (Hassan A)   (3/17/2005 3:40:36 AM)
Another great portrait , well done , Regards
59 Mario Studer   (3/20/2005 6:56:30 AM)
Just great.
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