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The old shoemaker.


I sat there, next to him, many times. I watched him work and I watched him aging. Last time I saw him in is workshop he was tired, a widower and, although never alone, he became a very lonely man.

He was a shoemaker, a great friend and a personal hero. He was my grandfather. Never forgotten. ♥

Captured on 35mm ISO 1200 film with Canon EOS 500. By Nuno Sousa.
Digital darkroom by me from a tough print.
Sobrena, Cadaval, Portugal.

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And as part of Social Documentary collection at #PhotographyPortraits
Also on #ForeverArtGroup's We Miss You feature.
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work.
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   Photographer
Thank you.
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Thank you for sharing. 
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   Photographer
It's my pleasure. Thanks too. :)
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:iconjoe-maccer:
Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
My pleasure. :iconhigh-five-plz:
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beatnig Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
So cool
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Photographer
Thank you.
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alexgphoto Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What a touching story and portrait... Wonderful...
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Photographer
Thank you, Alex. You're very kind.
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AntoineGaliza Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Photographer
nice one!!
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