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Joey Lawrence

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Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: Mar 17, 2006

Viewed: 3932
Comments: 19
Favorites: 32 (view)

This guy is a homeless man looking for some spare change downtown Toronto.

You just see him standing there, spinning around and twitching and everyone who walks by him looks down or turns their head.

I talked to him and asked him if it was okay I took his picture and he said in a sort of jumbled voice "yeah. yeah. take it. take more pictures take more pictures this has to get out. take more, take more." I gave him some change in my pocket and he was very thankful.

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11/05/2006 06:57:34 PM
Beautiful and touching.
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11/05/2006 09:02:39 AM
This is wonderful...it is moving and as JeffChan said, what you wrote about this man being totally ignored is a sad commentary on humanity...your Toronto images are stunning.
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09/08/2006 03:01:48 PM
wow thats extremely touchy. what you wrote really touched me.
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06/08/2006 05:14:29 AM
Oh damn! Wow, i know this guy! Ive seen him a few times downtown. I believe it was on queen? Damn, i love this photo because I remember wishing I had my camera when I saw him. Dont think it would have turned out like this though. The way you got him to stand out of the crowd in a "highlighted" manner is amazing, because it seems to reverse the way that he is treated on the streets. On the other hand, when walking by, you also cant help but look. This is definitely going in my favs!

Message edited by author 2006-06-08 05:17:31.
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06/04/2006 10:26:39 PM
Originally posted by Black Mole:

thes picture is so cool. how did you do this effect? is it on the DVD because if it is i will buy it.

Masks are covered, but not this specific image.
06/04/2006 08:55:25 PM
thes picture is so cool. how did you do this effect? is it on the DVD because if it is i will buy it.
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05/25/2006 11:42:29 PM
Amazing, really..ever heard the song sung by nancy Griffith that goes 'Can ya spare a dime, can ya spare the time..can ya please look me in the eye..' it is very moving and I can hear her singing as I look upon this powerful image.
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05/20/2006 04:45:26 PM
Wow Joey! This is awesome!
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05/20/2006 12:05:14 PM
Great photograph... You've really captured the right moment here, and the post is spot-on for the subject. Close-in crowds are tough to photograph, but this is exceptional.
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04/28/2006 11:56:12 PM
Sigh. I still don't understand how you get the people to pop out as you do Joey. You must tell me someday. Wonderful shot man.

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04/26/2006 03:03:18 PM
Real shot ,,,,,,,,,, wd
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03/26/2006 11:23:08 AM
This photo creates the kind of emotion that I try and capture, but rarely do. Joey, you are a master at creating art. I look forward to seeing your name in lights somewhere, someday, bravo.
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03/25/2006 01:12:17 PM
WOW!!! Knock my socks off why dontcha... WOW - this guy literally reaches out through the screen. Amazing...
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03/18/2006 04:21:13 AM
Exceptionally powerful. Maybe mute the BG face a tad?
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03/18/2006 03:54:20 AM
Originally posted by Joey:

everyone who walks by him looks down or turns their head.

Except for those looking for an interesting photo opp. ;-)
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03/18/2006 03:18:43 AM
Awesome shot.
This is one of the better examples of when a photograph becomes dimensional and artistic.
You rock dude!
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03/17/2006 11:45:59 PM
This is powerful! It makes you want to go out and give out dollar bills to these people that are less fortunate. Very well done and just beautiful.
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03/17/2006 08:36:04 PM
You have a soulful connection to the universe, my young man. You have a kindness and touch those with your beautiful images. This darling man looks elfen. I hope he has a better place in his next life's journey!!!

Joey - you inspire me to be a better person. Man, this is so amazing. If it were any more perfect, I'd think it was made up!!

Message edited by author 2006-03-17 20:37:17.
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03/17/2006 08:09:26 PM
This pic is A L I V E. Joey you are amazing. I will follow your career the rest of my life. So....when you moving to Toronto? :)
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