Mark Tucker : Journal

Jimmy Abegg portrait

Posted in Personal, Random Image by marktucker on July 22, 2010

We had another one of our ArtNights last night at Buddy Jackson’s home. A great group of people showed up for BarBQ, corn pudding, black bean salad, and great conversation. I shot this portrait of my friend Jimmy Abegg before the event started, up on one of the landings in Buddy’s home. Four huge windows with great afternoon light. Jimmy ranks right up there, as one of The Nicest Guys in the World.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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  1. Paul said, on July 22, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Hi Mark,

    I must admit being continually mystified by your photographs. So unique but totally natural. I hate to ask you to geek out but I’d love to know how you achieved this. Are you softening the background in photoshop and shooting at a fairly small aperture to get that sharpness?

    So great.


  2. Ingrid said, on July 23, 2010 at 8:34 am

    What a great portrait. I agree with Paul. Your photographs are natural..and so real but have this visual magic to them.

  3. Olivier said, on July 23, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    waouh magnifique portrait, et vous avez pris une belle expression. vous travaillez avec un objectif à décentrement ou traitement photoshop ?

  4. Buck said, on July 25, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    This is great! I totally agree with your comment about Jimmy’s personality. Definitely one of the nicest guys I’ve met

  5. Francesco Gallarotti said, on July 25, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Hadn’t you said that this picture was taken just the night before I would have though of 4×5, especially for the circular pattern of the bokeh behind the subject. Any reason for the weird solarization on his shirt and the right side of the background?

  6. ryan said, on September 26, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    this is an incredible portrait.

  7. Angie Abegg-Sanchez said, on January 3, 2011 at 6:00 am

    just literally stumbled upon this photo!Mark,I think you captured the hurt Jimmy and each one of us still carried after our mother Vera passed away 6/7/2010. I can still see it in his eyes.He is one of the nicest and real characters you will ever encounter!!Love from your sister-Angie.

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