Saturday, October 30, 2010

Gray October



William Michaelian
October 30, 2010
Salem, Oregon

Photo by Denise Michaelian
[click to enlarge]


23 comments:

Joseph Hutchison said...

Now that is just too cool. Classic face, classic photo....

Transcend Designs said...

What a great picture...!

Aleksandra said...

Handsome and style-full!
Denise,beautiful photo!

Denise Scaramai said...

wonderful shades,
great shot!
hugs

William Michaelian said...

Too cool for school.... Thanks, Joe!

Thanks, Brad!

Thank you, Aleksandra. I’ve passed on your kinds words....

Greetings, Denise. Thank you!

Woman in a Window said...

This is you? Is this you? I've just been wondering on lines and what it is that makes us us.

Have you been walking the hills in the country nearby with a stick over your shoulder, sometimes at your knee? I swear, I've seen you.

xo
erin

Gary B. Fitzgerald said...

Whitman lives!!!

Anthony Duce said...

Very good composition and mood to this.

William Michaelian said...

You’ve seen me, Erin. And I’ve seen you. And I’m glad.

Gary! I’m glad you’re here. If you’ll lend me a dollar, you will be helping immortality to stumble on....

Thanks, Anthony. And so has been this day....

Alberto Oliver said...

Portrait of the story teller´s soul.
Really brilliant, Gray October?? but a white shining mind.

Excellent William, above it all, because it helps one to see more that the eye meets, that is, to see what is inside.

vazambam said...

It's the last day of a sunny October 2010 in Hellas and we'd like to say goodbye to it by welcoming this sight for sore eyes--haven't seen a cool fedora like this so graciously accompanied by such pleasant shades of grey in a long, long time--it's about time!

rahina q.h. said...

what a beautiful balance of light and dark... yes, this is paintable!

all ways 11 o'clock said...

Dude is a Dude!!

Great photograph.

~robert

RUDHI - Chance said...

Thaught first moment it's a pastell-painting of a - original classical idol... Compliments also to Denise, painting with camera!

William Michaelian said...

That is always what we hope for, Alberto, and what we need, to be sure. Thank you.

Vassilis, your kind eloquence helps dispel my mental fog — that gray which, for some odd reason, always is in season.

Thank you so much, Rahina. At the risk of ruining your reputation, why not give it a whirl?

Robert! Thank you. I’m glad you didn’t say “Dude is a dud.”

Rudhi, I like your pastel reference. We thank you for your compliments!

Crissant said...

I loved this portrait. Very expressive. You´re a great model.

See you, William.

Wine and Words said...

You look like a tapestry. Interwoven of many threads through sharp needles. But for the blood, look at the beauty!

William Michaelian said...

See you, Crissant. Thank you.

Hopefully I will dry soon enough not to stain your wall....

Jean Spitzer said...

Okay--okay if maybe I paint from this?

Jean Spitzer said...

Beautiful photo by Denise (just read caption)

wv: snonism

William Michaelian said...

Thank you, Jean. Be my guest. I’d love to see what you come up with....

Aleksandra said...

William,'dud' means mulberry in my language so it would not be that wrong actually, :O)

William Michaelian said...

In that case, Aleksandra, you’re right: being called a dud would be an honor!