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Skelly Banton?

Posted on Mon 17th Oct, 2005, 10:13pm

ISO: 100, Shutter speed: 1/200, Aperture: f/3.5,
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Flash: None, Cropping: Minor,
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Focal length: 50mm,
Captured: 17th October 2005, 2:15pm,

Taken in Shepherds Bush market. I was walking through on my lunch break and had my camera out (I should really consider registering lunchbreakphotos.com as a domain) when this guy stopped me.

He asked if I was a photographer. I started to answer along the lines of "well, sort of..." when he struck a pose and said "come on then, you can take my picture."

Can't really refuse an offer like that. He was selling CDs and I can't remember if he said he was the artist of if he knew the artist. Either way I think he said the name Skelly Banton, but that could just be my laughably bad understanding of dancehall speak.

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gimpeh, Mon 17th Oct, 2005, 11:46pm
Ace name. Almost a pro picture. Your skills are wasted, Jamey.

joe_ob, Mon 17th Oct, 2005, 11:49pm
Good story. Seen your site. Liked yesterday's photo, don't like this green though. Good luck with it all.

Jamey, Mon 17th Oct, 2005, 11:51pm
Whaddya mean 'almost'? ;)

Jamey, Mon 17th Oct, 2005, 11:53pm
Joe_ob - thank you. You can change the colourway at the top, if you like. The 'oldskool' one is a bit more neutral. I might do a black & white one at some point. Depends if I get time.

Warspite, Mon 17th Oct, 2005, 11:59pm
Great DOF, nice site :)

Ed, Tue 18th Oct, 2005, 12:40am
It's not often a stranger (who's not crazy) wants their picture taken. If only everyone was so eager and cooperative.

mr m, Tue 18th Oct, 2005, 7:45am
nice site, i like the change background bit, mowabb colours are sick

mr m, Tue 18th Oct, 2005, 7:46am
he looks like eddie grifffin

ROB, Tue 18th Oct, 2005, 9:15am
What a great story, and the end result is excellent too. Hope you gave him your URL so he could see himself up here.

Zippy, Tue 18th Oct, 2005, 10:11am
Great photo, fingerz!

Rob, Tue 18th Oct, 2005, 10:16am
Excellent capture, great character by the sounds of it too. I must get out and take some people shots! Keep up the good work

M, Tue 18th Oct, 2005, 10:38am
Amazing pic - u got talent!

Jamey, Tue 18th Oct, 2005, 11:09am
Thanks for all the comments guys. It's really appreciated. I just hope I can keep up the standard. Will do my best.

Mike Aiken, Tue 18th Oct, 2005, 12:28pm
Great shot Jamey, really sharp and great dof.

Burundi, Tue 18th Oct, 2005, 12:35pm
Cracking Shot. Keep up the good work.

Dave Williams, Tue 18th Oct, 2005, 6:18pm
Catches the guys ego spot on :)

Anne, Tue 18th Oct, 2005, 6:42pm
Might be slightly biased...great picture,powerful expression,excellent depth of field!

benito, Tue 18th Oct, 2005, 6:45pm
i dont know about gun crime in shepards bush, but to me it seems a little stupid to have a target on your arm

Steve, Tue 18th Oct, 2005, 8:20pm
Nice looking site and a great photo to show of all the hard work you have been putting in recently. Added your site to my bookmarks as I am sure you will be adding lots of top quality content to keep me coming back for more.

andrew, Tue 18th Oct, 2005, 9:58pm
Great start!!

Big up, Sun 30th Oct, 2005, 12:12am
Skelly Banton!

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