Portrait review #3

Portrait review #3

Last of the New Orleans portraits. I’ve finally started the new local London project I wanted to do so this little self-review process has served its purpose. This is a shot of the snare drummer from the To Be Continued Brass Band. As with the others, it was taken a few years ago before the start of a parade. I remember taking this picture because when I asked to take this gentleman’s portrait he immediately stuck two fingers up, as in this picture. To an English person this gesture has a very specific meaning…that is: f-off. I remember being a little taken back, but I understand that the ‘two-finger salute’ is not really used in the US and his intention here was different. The face says it all.

 

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