looking into the eyes of india

© Aaron M. Alter

looking into the eyes of india

Murry Grigsby 1/24/2005 8:22:15 AM

A very engaging portrait Aaron! Nice tight crop, pose, textures and those great eyes!! #208434

Kathleen Clemons 1/24/2005 10:40:33 AM

This is a very powerful portrait, Aaron. #1060354

Lewis P. Church 1/24/2005 12:04:50 PM

One of the best portraits I have seen, as Aaron said, powerful, it's just draws you in to those strong eyes ... #1060467

Kimberly J. Whipps 1/24/2005 12:27:12 PM

Incredible, beautiful shot. Makes me think "National Geographic" #1060534

Linda Stegall 1/24/2005 1:19:51 PM

Although the word is over-used, this portrait is AWESOME! #1060624

Debra Booth 1/24/2005 2:09:18 PM

Wonderful portrait, Aaron! #1060726

Marta Azevedo 1/24/2005 3:20:47 PM

Very well done #1060809

Michael S. Swaffar 1/24/2005 3:58:53 PM

Great portrait Aaron! #1060862

Craig A. Rose 1/24/2005 5:34:02 PM

This is an example of superior portrait shooting. The subject is incredibly engaging - even riveting. The crop, as mentioned earlier, is ideal. Overall, this is an image that gives many of us something to shoot for in our people photography. Oh, and not to mention the fact that you had the "courage" to approach your subject - BRAVO!

-Craig #1061037

Christian Turk 1/24/2005 7:19:05 PM

I love portraits, makes you stop and imagine... what's his story, rich man / homeless man (is our human existence so different), what do the eyes say - is he a wise? is their madness beneath? is he old or middle age - the hair is wild and grey, but the eyes and skin show vitality, does he have a mission, what lessons does he have to teach... #1061222

Stephanie Lyons 1/24/2005 7:53:43 PM

I agree with the comments above ... your creation is hauntingly beautiful ... Excellent job! #1061258

Janet S. Jonas 1/25/2005 8:57:38 AM

Well done! #1062422

Jagrut Raval 1/25/2005 10:18:18 PM

excellent shot Aaron !!! actually I am from INDIA so I know how difficult it is to approach these homeless people and talk with them. Great work ... u r the winner man!!! I agree with Kimberly, this photo is for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC just like Steve McCurry's famous potrait photograph of a girl from Afghan refugee camp.

-JAGRUT #1063443

Kimberly J. Whipps 2/18/2005 7:54:02 PM

Congratulations on being a finalist. How could this not be chosen? I see a winner. #1114000

Jagrut Raval 2/18/2005 8:12:03 PM

hey man congratulations......... #1114189

Jennifer Rennison 2/19/2005 9:10:31 AM

Excellent portrait, could sit and look at those eyes all day and wonder! Amazing capture, congratulations, Aaron!! #1116928

Kathleen Clemons 2/19/2005 1:22:39 PM

I am so pleased to see this in the finals, Aaron. Congrats to you! #1117773

Rob Zukoski 2/19/2005 11:19:03 PM

Simply, one of the best photos I've ever seen. And I say this after just recently looking thru scores of photos that have won the Pulitzer prize over the past century. How else can I put it? This shot is at the level of Steve Mccurry's Afghan refugee girl! #1119114

Donna W. Neal 2/20/2005 7:35:54 AM

This is a winner in my book Aaron. The eyes are just awesome. I love the full frame portrait. Once you open it you just can't stop looking at this man's eyes. Wow, good luck in the next round! #1120084

Christine Pentecost 2/21/2005 4:52:48 PM

What a great picture! My husband and I have a drawing over our fireplace very similar, and ironically, the man in our drawing was a homeless man as well. This is the type of picture that makes me pause and look into the eyes and wonder what his life must be like. Great photo! #1123891

Debra Booth 2/21/2005 6:35:13 PM

Congratulations on your win, Aaron! #1124239

Darren M. Alexander 2/21/2005 10:35:08 PM

a well deserved win. perfect image. kudos and congrats! :-) #1124705

Stephanie Lyons 2/22/2005 4:06:23 AM

Congratulations, Aaron ... I knew this had to be a winner! #1125065

Donna W. Neal 2/22/2005 4:47:21 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your win Aaron ..:) #1125219

Jennifer Rennison 2/22/2005 11:55:10 AM

Congratulations on your win, Aaron!! #1126178

Jagrut Raval 2/22/2005 6:46:27 PM

again congratulations on being the winner !!!!!! #1127012

Susana Matos 2/22/2005 11:39:21 PM

Congratulations on your win! Really wonderful!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #1127410

Kristi A. Howson 2/26/2005 11:53:13 AM

Just Amazing Aaron...such a stong portrait. Congratulations!!!! #1135367

Lori L. Thomas 3/15/2005 12:21:17 PM

Wow! The contrast of his beard, skin, and eye - incredible. #1174544

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this homeless man welcomed my conversation and my camera outside of India's biggest Mosque in Old Delhi. Completely natural light, and uncropped picture.

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