Black Beret (pen & ink)

October 15, 2009

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I can only assume this man was the creative type (the beret and he was constantly writing, although that may have just been a crossword or suduko). He was a great subject. Moved around quite a bit, even sprung from his seat to stand and stare out the window at one point. I captured lots of different poses but this is my favourite.

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Couple of Commuters (pen & ink)

October 11, 2009

couple commuters

Not much to say about this one. Couple of people reading the newspaper. They may know each other. Maybe not.


SMH Crossword

September 12, 2009

crossword

Four across, seven letters; act of taking water from well, perhaps also with pen and paper.


Lost Sight of My Pupils

August 30, 2009

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Reminds me of the old joke about the cross-eyed teacher: couldn’t control his pupils. Sorry


Long-arm Woes

August 7, 2009

Handfull of news

I would love to to read the paper -just once – without squinting. It’s sooooo far away. These long arms of mine are very handy at times (clever me, did I just make a pun?). It’s all very well cracking jokes but my eyesight’s suffering. And my back’s out from dragging these giant mitts around.


Late Night, Friday

July 31, 2009

Late Night

A little worse for wear, after a busy week. He wasn’t the only one. Felt obliged to wake the guy when the train terminated (payback for being such a good model). Not sure if he made it off the train before it shunted off into the terminus…


Mysterious in Black

July 14, 2009

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Collars turned up, cap peak pulled down over face, 3-day stubble. All very mysterious. Used to see a lot of this type of character in the late eighties and early nineties – men who look out at the world from behind the pages of the NME (or similar alternative/indie music press). Lots of frowning and introspection and peering through John-Lennon* spectactles.

*More recently sported by Harry Potter