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Shoeshine Man by BenHeine Shoeshine Man by BenHeine
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Portrait of a shoeshine man in Lisbon, Portugal.
I took this pic not so long ago. Very courageous man.
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For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com
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carlitadiecarlavanes Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Nice photo
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cassiebelle17 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
i really love this one...
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SpiffyNoodles Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i didnt think shoeshiners existed anymore. why is he curageous?
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Lady-Fayble Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this. He looks like he has a secret =]
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UseTheBrakes Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Never see a shoeshiner here. I don't think I'd be happy with the job though...
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fractalhead Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
nice work
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000Colibri000 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Wow, this piece is absolutely stunning. Keep up the amazing work! :)
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KaitoAozora Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
This is brilliant. I honestly thought this was a full-page pencil work at first--I mean, Pencil vs Paper proves your sketching skills are as good as your photography, so it's not hard to believe.

I don't know how you do it. I really don't.
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot !!!
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist
...great shot:iconlovesplz:..we don't see lots of such nowadays anymore,and I think ,it's a shame...and Yes,they need a lot of ourage to do this,but it's something useful,and traditional,in a way...
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BitterAlkaloid Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Did you manipulate this at all in photoshop? If you did, you did an amazing job making it look like a drawograph. It looks really like a hybrid picture sketch. If you didn't, you are insanely talented. The only thing constructive I can say, is I might try cropping the right side a little bit. I'm not saying it'll be better, but it would give it an interesting twist and social commentary. Like it might be interesting to see how it makes the guy in the striped hoodie have a oppressed feel to it and make the guy on the chair look bigger and more like he's the boss. Regardless, just the way it is, it's pure awesome.
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Orima-Kazooie Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It'sa very hard to believe this is photography; or it would be from anyone else.
I'm afraid I don't enough about photography to give a proper critique, but let me say there's not a lort to improve on, if anything.
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LidiaCardoso Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
awesome!
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:iconirusiktoffee:
IrusikToFFee Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely incredible.
we meet artists like you once in a lifetime.
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FlowersBreAtH Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I have no idea how you managed to create this look of a very accurate and clean pencil portrait, but it's awesome!
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Tafari99 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
impossible .. almost thought that this photo :D
amazing
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laSeek Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Love this photo Ben - you have a wonderful way of capturing a moment.
Thanks for this - it's helped a lot with a sketch I have in mind.
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:iconmarsiams:
MarsiaMS Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow
The image is surreal and very "alive" at the same time
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phyphydi Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student General Artist
it's just amazing...
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