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    While I’m at it here are a couple more. I love sharing a little glimpse into “old Appalachia”.
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    I’d have to go back and look in my records for the name of the mandolin player. I shot it around 2008 in Cocke Co TN in what’s called the old 15th. Shot with my 501cm and 60 CF on fuji 100 in HC110B.

    The second is my buddy Jimmy Morrow the serpent handling preacher posing with the biggest copperhead I’ve ever seen. Let me say that when you see someone handling a copperhead, rattler, cobra or puff adder it’s pretty weird but it’s overload when you see someone get bitten and die later. Shot with Fuji GSW 690III on Meopan 400 in HC110B.

    Next is David Decker a street preacher. David is another kind soul who loves every human on the earth and cares about them. David lives in a little trailer with his disabled wife and has dedicated his life to helping others. Shot with my 501cm and 80planar on Fuji 100 in HC110B.

    Last is Billy the Kid as he’s known. Billy worked for another moonshiner running the stills. The evening I made this photo the other helper set fire to the still house out of anger for his bod who was dating the still hands cousin. Big Dave as he was known destroyed three 1000 gallon stills, 1800 gallons of illegal whiskey and put himself out of a job. The fire drew some serious attention and the owner was arrested that evening. The owner called me at midnight to bail him out of jail and loan him $10000 for a new still. Sorry, no can do!

    A couple of months later Billy was arrested again making whiskey and served prison time.

    Pretty sure I shot this with my SWC/M on Delta 400 rated at 100 and pulled 2 stops in HC110B. There was crazy high contrast but over exposing 2 stops and pulling 2 worked perfect.

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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Don, Those are astonishingly captivating images. Love them.
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  4. #894

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    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Dudenbostel View Post
    A few of my Appalachian portraits.
    Ha, I should have know you'd have a few of Popcorn Sutton. Again, wonderful work--the one of the two girls clambering around on the sawhorse deserves the full James Agee treatment.

    FWIW, get her under a brush-arbor and my grandmother could go full-Pentecostal and speak in tongues, but I never heard of a congregation that made a habit of taking up serpents in my part of the world. (A colleague from our department when we were at UA-Birmingham, Dennis Covington, did a "New Journalism" take on the snake handlers on Sand Mountain, Alabama though, that was a finalist for the National Book Award.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Dudenbostel View Post
    ...Third is James Bunch in Monroe Co TN. James carved that motorcycle out of a piece of wood with his Case pocket knife. Shot around 1989 with my M6 and 21 Elmarit. Probably Delta 400 or HP5 in HC110B....
    Wow! I did not expect this. It looks quite real. Of course I haven’t heard of the bike called Chipper. That should have been the tip-off.
    --- Steve from Missouri ---

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    Quote Originally Posted by scheinfluger_77 View Post
    Wow! I did not expect this. It looks quite real. Of course I haven’t heard of the bike called Chipper. That should have been the tip-off.
    Notice the spelling,”Chiper.” James passes away several years ago. I think he was in his 90’s but could be wrong. Pretty much all his carvings were done with a Case pocket knife. I need to pull up the files and post some closeups of his hands and knife while he was carving. James only sold a handful of his pieces until near the end of his life. His wife was sick and confined to her bed for over 20 years and didn’t want James to sell any of his work. Much of it resides in a spare room in their tiny house until he sold most of it to John Rice Erwin at the Museum of Appalachia in Norris TN.

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    I see that now. What a talent.
    --- Steve from Missouri ---

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    Luis
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Dudenbostel View Post
    Thanks!!! I’ll have to dig more out. People are the most enjoyable subject for me. I tell folks I’ve never met anyone that wasn’t interesting. And whenever possible I like to get to know something about the people I photograph.
    These are great! Thanks for posting

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