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King of Swords

King of Swords

I always love when i get the chance to work with someone who’s not a model. Most people seem to think that they don’t photograph well. But I think that given the right circumstance and concept, anyone can be great.

Doc is the bouncer at the Tennyson, and had seen some of the other tarot cards and was telling me how much he liked them. I looked at him for a moment and then knew that he’d be great for the King of Swords. He has just the kind of imposing and menacing frame that really suits what I wanted for this card.

The shoot was easy and straightforward and I think turned out exactly right.

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11 comments for “King of Swords

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    February 3, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    I do like this one….he is menacing, but there is also something gentle about him. Very well done! (maybe crop out the jeans, though?)

  2. avatar
    February 3, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    @sassyshannon999: I was torn on the jeans. I half wanted them in because they humanize him and I wanted to see the hands, and I half wanted them out because they aren’t quite as goth. I dunno.

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    February 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    He’s also good with fish!

  4. avatar
    February 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    (And nice shot, btw. Perfect sword for the look.)

  5. avatar
    February 3, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Actually he’s ruggedly Kingly! Nice choice!


    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  6. avatar
    February 4, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    @protomelas: thank you. It was his, when he told me he had it, I thought it would work just fine.

    @lrayholly: thank you. I’m happy with it.

  7. avatar
    February 4, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    I really dig it Doc! It’s definitly you, you look like you could be on *Braveheart* or something…

  8. avatar
    February 5, 2008 at 12:25 am

    @transylvanianhunger: That’s a great description. He totally does. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. avatar
    December 20, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Wow, he’s like a double for Johhny Van Zant, singer for Lynard Skynard.

    Nice series. Enjoyed them.

  10. avatar
    December 23, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    @scphotog: thank you. Hopefully I’ll manage to finish the entire thing sometime soon.

  11. avatar
    October 9, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called ESGRIMA,ESCRIME,FECHTEN,ARMS,MEDIEVAL,HISTORY,ART,TEATRE., and we’d love to have this added to the group!

    Nos gustaria tener esta foto en el grupo.Gracias.
    Nous sommes ravis d’avoir cette photo dans grupo.Merci.
    We are delighted to have this photo in grupo.Thank you.
    Wir freuen uns, dass dieses Foto in grupo.Danke.
    Siamo felici di avere questa foto in grupo.Grazie.
    Jsme potěšeni, že tato fotografie v grupo.Děkujeme vám.

    Y de tenerle a Vd. en el grupo.Et de vous garder dans le groupe.
    And keep you in the group.Und halten Sie in der Gruppe
    .E vi tengono nel gruppo.A abyste se v rámci skupiny.
    E mantê-lo no grupo.
    World Esgrima,Escrime, Fechten,Sword,Arms, Medieval,History,Antígua,Art,Theatre.

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