MERVYN AKA SMURF Published on July 21, 2014September 14, 2014 by chrisrenney Mervyn was outside the theatre which is presumably a fairly lucrative place to be when you need money and are homeless. He told me his friends call him ‘Smurf’. We had quite a chat, much of which was personal to him. I wish I had a magic wand. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Such eyes. You’ve captured more than just the physical with this shot, Chris! A ‘great’ image.
I hope my photographs do show my respect for Mervyn and his fellow sufferers. Thank you so much.
There but for the grace go I..
And I too.
And thank you.
Smurf is a great name too. I’d like to meet him.
It is indeed and perhaps I should have left it at that. He has had a tough time and was so genuine and honest about his ‘problems’. I chatted to him for a while – I know you would like him.
This portrait is extraordinary in so many ways Chris. The composition lends integrity … but what is so capturing is his gaze. The two sides of his face so different. Who’s to judge or compare really? You show this so well….
Mervyn was so relaxed he made it easy for me. Very open and gentle. I hope I captured his dignity more than anything else. Thank you Jana, so much.
Oh you have Chris…beautifully. This picture is memorable in so many ways. A series perhaps?
If people are happy for me to record them and their situations I would be proud to do so. Thanks Jana.
Your photos are always amazing!
Well it is the subjects themselves which really make the photograph – I am their recorder I think but many thanks Lance for this lovely comment 🙂
Giving him your time, I’m positive, was a gift.
I hope so, although it was so little, Pam. I did give him some money for a meal and a couple of beers or perhaps just beers but not enough to make a real difference.
It’s so hard to experience. Wanting to help someone who is just beyond your ability to do so.
Your time helped. I know it.