Sunday, February 06, 2011

Man With Injured Forehead (Cody)

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13 comments:

-K- said...

Cody was working as a roofer when he was injured, breaking "just about all the bones in my legs and feet." He's now a songwriter, living on the streets in a wheelchair.

Steffe said...

That sounds like a very tough life. No insurance then I guess?

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Kevin,
His eyes tell it all. Not only gorgeous brown eyes, but also I see sadness and experience.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

oops, songwriter? maybe he will give u permission to post his songs here to share? would love to read his words.

Petrea said...

Thanks for giving us a little of the conversation you had with him before taking his photo. When I see your portraits I always want to hear the conversation.

So he was gainfully employed, doing all the things he was supposed to do, and poof. Something's really wrong here.

Luis Gomez said...

Great image! Wonderful PORTRAIT Kevin. Very sad story.

L.D. said...

Yes the expression is somewhere between defeat and defiance

Ken Mac said...

the coming face of America

Jean Spitzer said...

Beautiful portrait. Sad.

Isabel said...

Your photos have much to say, congratulations!

Banjo52 said...

These head-on angles you're able to get, repeatedly, are really powerful. They don't feel like poses at all. Clearly you get people to trust you, and in turn you sort of memorialize them. Well done!

Also, everything Petrea said x ten.

NYC In Photographs said...

Amazing portrait. We feel his pain here.

Tore Claesson said...

I looked at the image before I read the comments and learned that the subject had been injured while working.
I saw a young face with healthy but somewhat unkempt hair, at the same time as I saw someone who seemed old and gone. Beyond repair. I hope I am wrong about the latter. That Cody does indeed have a future. That he's in his wheel chair on the streets because it's better than being in a wheel chair behind four walls. That he has talent as a song writer.