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American Portraits: No. 1 by Nullermanden American Portraits: No. 1 by Nullermanden
March 16th, 2007
Cleveland, Ohio

'Icecream man'


This photo marks the beginning of a series I'm gonna work on while I'm in the USA - 'American Portraits' - a series of people right from the street. You'll probably see a couple of these within the next couple of months - hope you'll like them!

Anyway, about this fellow: I saw this man sitting on a bench in a mall, eating a strawberry icecream. I really wanted a picture of him, so I went over and asked him if I could do a portrait, after which he replied: "What?". I repeated my question and he repeated his 'what'. He then put his icecream down, took off his sunglasses and his hat, and pulled out his earplugs, finally heard the question and agreed to it. It ended up a little awkward, since I had to ask him to put his stuff back on again, cause I really wanted it in the picture.

And that's the story of the first portrait - more to come!

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Given 2007-03-27
American Portraits: No. 1 by =Nullermanden " Anyway, about this fellow: I saw this man sitting on a bench in a mall, eating a strawberry icecream. I really wanted a picture of him, so I went over and asked him if I could do a portrait, after which he replied: "What?". I repeated my question and he repeated his 'what'. He then put his icecream down, took off his sunglasses and his hat, and pulled out his earplugs, finally heard the question and agreed to it. It ended up a little awkward, since I had to ask him to put his stuff back on again, cause I really wanted it in the picture." Priceless. Thanks for sharing. ( Featured by garrit )
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AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot!
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AsyaNicole Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
please teach me
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woodenpalette Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Hey there. Just wanted to ask your permission to draw this photo. I love it! Is there a way I can get the hi-res file? Would u email it to me please?
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moonlightluver44 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Hey I just finished my project for my drawing class and her is the link
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moonlightluver44 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Hi I am in Drawing and towards the end of the semester we have to draw portraits, would you allow me to try to draw this picture?
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Sure thing, draw away! Would love to see the end result :)
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majestic-greene Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
is it ok if I paint this ?
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Sure miss, go ahead :)
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majestic-greene Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thanks (:
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MakaylaLovesArt Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Artist
Can I draw this? It is AMAZING. wow I love this picture this is what I look for when I go to draw the contrast is magnificent and such an interesting face. You sure are talented!
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Hey Makayla! Sure, go ahead - all I ask is a look at it when you're finished :) And thank you very much - and likewise ;)
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MakaylaLovesArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you
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bernadette-connery Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
As promised: [link] Thanks!
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KristenMash Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great!
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Tivo-013 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
I think this is the real Hancock...
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GreenDesign13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
yay , that old man is swag
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brilovesnerds Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Ii think you did a great job in capturing the typical American. I love the reflection in the lenses and the lighting. Interesting series you have going.
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TeaInTheCemetery Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Brilliant, he reminds me of an older version of Hancock..aha
It's beautiful.
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DerekBRodriguez Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the expresion and reality of the photo...
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ArtWithASmile Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Amazing!
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PepperLovey Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
is it alright if i use this as a referance for an art project i have to do in school?
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RaissaPortela Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Without words, how well you can focus on people's faces? His vision is literally extraordinary photographer ...
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tabula-rasa-jr Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011   Artisan Crafter
real!!
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du-la Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Featured [link]
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alex75836 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
absolutly wonderful
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BACHT Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Greeaat shooot broooo!!! I like this so much!

Can I use this photograph as my drawing reference?..


Thank you so much.

Keep rockin' :floating:
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jonquilnisreen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
Hello

I would like to know what is the camera used and what is the light effect exactly and what program have you used to make the colours so keen and vivid..?

thank you
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Annabel-Lee24 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
your an amazing photographer would it be a problem if i drew this picture and uploaded it?
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Sure thing! :lol:

Only thing I ask is to be credited as the photographer - other than that, feel free to draw whatever you like :)
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Annabel-Lee24 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
you will thank you i hope you like it
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Annabel-Lee24 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!
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neverforgethem14 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOO CLEVELAND!
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5Anne5 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
appreciate so much the link. thanks
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5Anne5 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i wanna draw this.
may i?
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5Anne5 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i wanna draw this.
may i?
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sajjad68 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Wow , it's real nice , it's great shot , Bravo
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and I used this :hug:
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damien-mckenzie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Student Writer
Your style is wonderful man!! I love your b&w collections!
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3sq Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
featured here [link]
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Anti-Human-Mankind Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
he looks a bit like will smith on the cover of the film HANCOCK ^^
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Paddyf123 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
the catchlights are insane :) the post is truely exceptional reminds me of [link]
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magneticblue Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Real Hancock :)
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ApexMedia Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
Love the contrast and character of the subject. Well done!
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TheFanGirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're in his glasses :D
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kimo-designs Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
HANCOCK:)
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phreakhawk-14 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
Hey, you're right. He does look like hancock. :laughing: Good observation!
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mikalgarvi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
I love this portrait. The man has such expressive features. Every part of him seems to tell a story.
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kalemkar Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
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Jestersdream Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Is it just my imagination or does he look like Will Smith in Hancock just much older oO ?

*great Picture !!
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Now you mention it, mate... :lol:
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Jestersdream Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Student Interface Designer
*phew* so its not just my imagination xD
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