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American Portraits: No. 20 by Nullermanden American Portraits: No. 20 by Nullermanden
April 28th, 2007
Boston, Massachusetts

'Mr. Nicholson'


Ladies and gentlemen, the last portrait in my series: Jack Nicholson.

Only not really - but you gotta admit it looks a lot like him.

When he asked why I wanted a portrait of him, I said "Well... You kinda look like Jack Nicholson." He started laughing at me and said, that he had never heard anyone say that before.

We talked for a moment, and in the meantime, his wife and daughter came out from a shop nearby. He explained to them who I was, what I did, and why I wanted a portrait of him - and his wife immediately looked at me and exclaimed:

"That's what I've always told him!"


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That's it, folks. The last of the portraits - now bear with me as I spam your inbox with other, non-portrait photos I've worked with while this series has been going on!

- Lasse


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:iconstrongwater5:
strongwater5 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I'm new to deviant and have done some clay portrait, none like these, stellar, proper, and very clean, good work!!
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:iconlosingvision:
LosingVision Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Yeah, He looks like!
I love your gallery and your style!
Lovely shots! :dalove:
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:iconihumpoli:
iHumpOli Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
I thought he WAS Jack Nicholson at first! :D
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:iconpassionatelyvoid:
PassionatelyVoid Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
I'm absolutely, completely in love with this series, dear. I figured I would wait until the end instead of going through and leaving small little comments on each.

The portraits are lovely, and I enjoy the anecdotes that go along with them almost as much as the photography itself. I love just talking to people and finding out things about them, and I envy you because you're talented enough to have a valid reason to strike up conversations with strangers. Lol.

But really, terrific, fantastic series. I love it.

And btw, I took up a whole class period going through these! Lol. I didn't get any work done whatsoever. =)

-Dominique
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:iconcottonball:
cottonball Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
LMAO XD awesomeness.
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:iconmedillin:
MedIllin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
HA! great story
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:icondwth:
dwth Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Student Artist
This photo was classified in 7th place on Rank 10 of February.
February - Spotlight.:wave:
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:icongelfayr:
Gelfayr Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
Sweet! I love the reflection in his glasses.

D
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:icontorvon:
Torvon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Instantly thought of Nicholson before reading your description; great reflection in the glasses.

ta-ta
E.
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:icondwth:
dwth Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 6th.:wave:
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:icondwth:
dwth Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Student Artist
:+fav:
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:iconravenblakh:
RavenBlakh Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007  Student Photographer
He does look a bit like Jack Nicholson...I think it's the smile.

Once someone told me I looked like Leonardo Dicaprio. I would have appreciated it if I was a man...

Anywho, wonderful photography again, I really love the reflection in his glasses.
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verloreneseele Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
incredible!!!
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:iconretro-machine:
retro-machine Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
when i saw it i thaught you really met jack nicholson on the street, who let you do this photo :)
Have you any other gallery? I think i saw this photo on the other gallery
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:iconnullermanden:
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
I... don't have another gallery, no :confused: Where have you seen it? :oops:
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:iconretro-machine:
retro-machine Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
I don't remember, but I'm quite sure :)
(of course it's probably that I came into yr gallery before, but I remeber only the fake of Nicholson :D )
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:iconanderton:
anderton Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
amazing face, and funny story ;)
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:iconmissushow:
MissusHow Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Student Artist
That's what I first thought when I saw this picture. No joke.
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:iconnullermanden:
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
I'm glad it's not just me being weird :lmao:
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:iconbeyondtheshadows:
BeyondTheShadows Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
Awesome pic lasse... i dont know if you got your phone again but tell someone to hit me up if you guys are doin anythin cause i havent chilled with you guys in a while. and i just found out your only gonna be here for a few more days cause you need to be back for your sisters wedding:(
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:iconnullermanden:
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
Few more days? Since when is 18 days "few"? :lol:
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:iconbeyondtheshadows:
BeyondTheShadows Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
oh i was just reading through the comments on this photo and i saw you tellin some guy that you were goin to be the photographer for your sistas wedding which i think it said somethin like the 5th
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:iconnullermanden:
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Twentyfifth of august ;P
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:iconbeyondtheshadows:
BeyondTheShadows Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
ooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :D
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DeadStarKew Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
I like how the streets are reflected on his sun glasses... I thought the same about him looking like Jack Nicholson xD
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:iconbambiman:
Bambiman Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
awesome work, it's a shame this series is ending, it's perfectly cool! :D
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:iconlianaigreentea:
lianaigreentea Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
He really does look like him! Great end to the series. I've really enjoyed these portraits. :)
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:iconnorthernmonkeyz:
northernmonkeyz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Great shot and it will be a shame to see them stop!
I still have my fav tho!
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:iconcrazyredrain:
crazyredrain Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
ahahahahah, i like him!! he is great! XD~

will miss your portrait though!
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:iconheavylouise:
heavylouise Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007   Photographer
It's a really great series. Good job! :clap:
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:iconst1tches:
St1tches Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007   Photographer
Wow, before I even read your comment under the picture I really thought you had gotten Nicholson :D
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:iconidosyncratic-romana:
idosyncratic-romana Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
for a second i actually thought it was him!!
XD
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Silent-Exposure Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007   Photographer
This is a good shot and i love the reflections but i do not love it as much as i do the others, i think it's cus he's not got heaps and heaps of awesome wrinkles lol.
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DigitalDayne Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
i love this whole series god

i wish i could use photoshop!
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:icondigitaldayne:
DigitalDayne Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
i love this whole series god

i wish i could use photoshop!
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AltoidAddict1517 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
I love the reflection [just like EVERYONE else does... lolz]

I'm kinda sad that this series is over... I REALLY liked it. But I can't wait to see what else you've been working on while you were over here in the States.
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Digital--Angel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
A good end to a beautiful series.

The fact that you can clearly see you in the reflection almost makes the image more appropriate for the last piece...

Meh, trying to get more in depth but hey, can I have a cookie for trying? ;P

Anyway. Cheers.
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:iconnullermanden:
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Seriously though, thank you :giggle:

And don't worry, depth is overrated - just ask my ex :lmao:
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Digital--Angel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
w00t I got a cookie! I didn't know there was an emoticon for that.. although, I suppose it shouldn't surprise me.

And, methinks I'll pass on asking anyone about you.
In fact, :cookie: for you to keep quite.
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:iconnullermanden:
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
:cookie:
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:iconknecke:
Knecke Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Sad to see the kickass portraits go, happy to see them change for something else :)
Seriously man, you should print them in some fancy material and exhibit them at Louisiana or something , bet they would be glad to do it.
Cheers ;)
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martasmarta Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
He kinda does look like him! ;)

Aww. Too bad this is the last one. I enjoyed them lots :)

How you doin btw?? (read: Joey from Friends' style ;p )
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:iconnullermanden:
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
You didn't even have to write that in parenthesis, I already read it like that :lmao:

I'm doing pretty good... I'm back in the states, actually! I couldn't stand life back home, and I still had a bit of money left - so I decided to go back for a month more : ) And then I have to get home before august 25th, because my sister is getting married, and she needs a photographer... So yeah, good times, good times : )

How you doin'? ;P
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:iconmartasmarta:
martasmarta Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Haha! :lol:

Oh wow, I like weddings. Official photographer, uh? Way to go! ;)

Mmm, been in Spain for 2 weeks, camping, good fun. Now I'm in Taormina, Sicily, in my beach house for a month.....kinda boring. No one's here, but I might go meet up with my boyfriend in a few days' time.

Lucky duck! I wanna go to the States as well!
Just for your info (though you might not care less :p) my dad's photos, taken in Lowell Massachusetts) are on the Italian edition of Vanity Fair! ;)
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:iconmetalmann:
Metalmann Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007   Photographer
Thnx!!!! Looking so much forward to your upcoming photos, not to be rude, but I was getting quite fed up with the American Portrait-series (don't get me wrong, Ive loved several of the portraits, but its just to much :P). They have been a bit over-edited.. But as I said; looking very much forward to your upcoming artworks, and have lots of respect and admiration for you and your photos! Keep up the good work! :D
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:iconnullermanden:
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Hey, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, right?

I'm just glad you're not fed up with me :lol:

Well, I hope I won't disappoint you! I'll probably put up something new tomorrow, so... let's wait and see :)
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:iconmetalmann:
Metalmann Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007   Photographer
Hell no! I love you! in a very not gay- way ^^ :D
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eathora Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
You're right, he does look like Jack Nicholson. :lol: Very nice picture! I love the reflection in his sunglasses.
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:icona-clarke-photography:
one of the best series' i have ever seen, not only on dA; but anywhere.

Ive loved seeing every photo and reading every story!

thank you!

oh p.s. before i read the comment i thought "once flew over the coo coo's nest"

:)
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:iconnullermanden:
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Well thank you very much for the nice words :bow: :giggle:

And yeah, kinda reminds me of that too... I love that movie :lmao:
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