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A Man's Earnings by joejoesmoe A Man's Earnings by joejoesmoe
I rode the subway into Center City and emerged from this subway entrance. I didn't even notice the man sitting on the ground, even though I walked right past him. When I turned around to see which corner I was at, I saw him, just lifeless almost, counting his money. I completely forgot about this shot until I went through my film. Downtown Philly.

Canon AE-1 | Fuji Superia 400 | 50mm | 1/125 or 1/250 | F4something???? | 400 ISO
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A Man's Earnings by *joejoesmoe No, you don't have to use a Leica to get a great moment! ;) This photograph is beautiful on so many different levels. And, yes, against popular belief it's alright to photograph the homeless. They're part of the urban landscape. Well done, mate, well-friggin'-done! ( Suggested by alife and Featured by cweeks )
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mikegoulty Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Hey,
Your lovely shot has been featured in the :iconportraitclub: journal, which can be found here : [link]
Kind regards,
Mike
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Thank you!
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mikegoulty Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Hey!

You have been featured in a :iconportraitclub: journal :) [link]

Kind regards,
Mike
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Kenetic-8 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
nice, well not really but the shot is nice. i like the way the black surrounds him, i reckon it shows the lonelyness and emptyness of living on the streets
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Thanks a lot
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whyhionewhy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Pardon!
Here is the link:
[link]
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
It's fine, appreciate it ;)
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whyhionewhy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Hola,

We really liked your work. We used it in one of article who sent by one of our writers.
We are sorry we couldn't ask and wait for your confirmation, but if you don't want to share your work please let me know. Then as soon as possible we remove your work from our web site.

But of course we linked back directly from your work in our page to your page in Deviantart...
Here it is: [link]
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
The link didn't work.
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Blazing-Blade Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
love the shot, very emotional, and it gets a point across doesn't it?
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
Thanks so much :)
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Blazing-Blade Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
welcome:)
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BeautifulAshes-90 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Fantastic shot.... love the fact that it is just him... would love to see a similar picture with blurred people walking by him totally oblivious to his existance though.... it would be an amazing shot.... you are truly gifted. Look forward to see more of your amazing work.
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
You're very kind. Thanks so much. :)
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BeautifulAshes-90 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Well I try, lol. Your very welcome.
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bypass2020 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
Just bought an AE1, thought I do a search on it and pick out some shots that have been taken with one. This one in particular caught my eye. Nice work.
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
Thank you very much :hug:
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illusionistica Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
this one makes me sad
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007

Congrats!!!
I've featured this creation in my July 2007 Visual Art Feature.
Check it here : [link]
This feature is also in the news so more views for you!!!
(fave the news article to get more expozure! [link] ).
Please check it to view other's art!

--

:new:
- Yellow Love Story Contest (based on Alice in Wonderland) : [link]
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Thanks so much ;)
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DieMacht Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
nice shot, especially with an old ae-1
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
Thank ya :)
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WildAdapter Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Great picture but very sad.
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Sweet-Gwendoline Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Very sad...
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wXtcha Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
that.. really does break my heart =[
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evilsyndicatemember Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional Artist
Epic! I love the lighting, symmetry and the concept! Beautiful work! Keep it up! :D
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Thanks a lot ;)
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evilsyndicatemember Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional Artist
NP! ;)
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JaxeNL Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
awesome man! your a king haha
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
;P
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LoneSword Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Utterly depressing, but an amazing shot because of it. Powerful--well done. Definitely a fav. :)
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Thanks a lot ;)
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Jean31 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
congrats on the DD!!
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Thanks much :D
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Miiss-Chloe Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007   Photographer
What a great photo. :)
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Thanks
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Miiss-Chloe Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007   Photographer
You're very welcome. :D
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Video-game-addict Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Wow, its kinda sad, but I love it anyway, great shot. You have real talent!
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Appreciate that :)
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Video-game-addict Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
np! its a great photo!
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Laukujeff Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Wow... Chris Weeks features an COLOR image that haven't been shot with Leica?!? I think I've seen it all. :boogie:

Great capture no doubt!

What's the light source in this by the way?
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Haha, yeah. It's just the shadow caused from where he's sitting. Thanks man ;)
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ingrid-fabiola Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
really, whats wrong with the shutterbutton on the canon ae-1? i had to hit the camera to make a photo:O
nice photo, I like how the dark surrounds him
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
What do you mean what's wrong with the shutterbutton? I'm confused...
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ingrid-fabiola Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
gah wrong term maybe.ah, whatever.
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DarkenedStorm Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007   Writer
quoted "They're part of the urban landscape."
thats sad if that is true.

I was in a city a few days ago well dallas to be exact.
A lot of home less people would come up to me since I was helping someone with their bags to their bus.
Asking me if they could carry one for 99 cents or so.
It was a dangerous town so I said "no sorry I got it".
Makes you feel though appreciative for what you have when you know you could have only the cloths on your back and thats it.
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joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
I know. It's sad as hell.
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Dejon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Compelling.

Lovely work. : )
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