Dad, Oct 2009.

Photographer's Name
George Byrne

This image was taken one evening while on holidays with my family. My father Robin has always been one of my favourite people to photograph because he has a great face and that rare ability to be really truthful and connected while looking down the lens.

He is a very important person in my life and probably the wisest, most individualistic and most compassionate people I know. It's these features in him that I think/hope exist in this portrait.

When I showed his this photo he grabbed his chin and - though small spurts of exasperated laughter - said: 'hmm, yeah's not a bad shot son, but a pity I look completely fucked!'. He thought he looked ancient, I assured him he looked more like a wise old Greek philosopher.

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