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mr. malkovich... by cweeks mr. malkovich... by cweeks
on the way back from an assignment i saw some "outside paparazzi" happily papping, as it were, leslie bibb. who's leslie bibb? exactly.

so ... the outside people are nice for the most part. they don't fuck with me. had a cigarette with a couple of them.

in the midst of the smoke they took off and started papping the fuck out of some dude. i had no idea who it was.

anyway ... since this dude was walking in the direction of "wireimage camp central," i decided to follow him.

i walked up to him -- holding my leica -- and said, "i know you hate motherfuckers like me."

"what kind of motherfucker are you?"

it was mr. malkovich.

to this date i had no b/w on him so i asked, "may i make a frame?"

he stopped.

he grinned.

i made a frame.

he said, "you can make another."

to which i replied, "i only needed one."

at this point he said, "i really appreciate the way you approached me, what's your name?"

we then walked down main street and talked about films.

and cameras.

and he asked where he can see my work.

'twas really fucking cool.

leica mp. 75/2.0 APO-Summicron ASPH. 1/30th at f/2.8. ilford delta 400 (plus +1 at 800)

Visit my prints store!

NOPE ... NOT A DIGITAL IMAGE.

YEP ... MY LAB NEEDS A SCANNER CLEANING.
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elminino Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015   General Artist
Great story, great pic. I would have taken the second shot, for sharpness' sake
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Zethara Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Ok.. that is just cool.. description and all... :D
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very Cool!;p
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artvalerie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
la classe trop bien ! j'adore !
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kaoritsan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful photo!
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Alone-n-drawing Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Good picture i like the black n white tones
The most interesting about the picture is the history behind it.
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LisaCooper91 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the pic, his expression is amazing.
Great story as well!
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LuckyBernie Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
:) congrats, great take
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radjatega Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Love both the photo and the story :)
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Kitty-Cat-Angel Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's a seriously cool story, and an even better photo. I'm sure you'll never forget it :)
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Skot7777777 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
very cool! I dig the story that went along with it. cool beans!
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HallzAddict Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude :D that's awesome
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pacalin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
magnificent story
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LadyOfPearls Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You lucky man. Mr. Malkovich is so great.
I really like his expression in this too. Very nice.
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Rerobinson Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful shot. And terrific story.
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choas-overlord-joe Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student Photographer
Great job man, you got to show respect, the quality of the image is so much richer for it.
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HBGfilms Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
fav'd for the story alone!! wow!!
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LadyMask Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Student
This is such a cool story, and it makes the photo (which is almost mesmerizing for me) even more wonderful. :)
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dst5216 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student Interface Designer
cool story:D
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ZenistentialDread Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
I'm not sure if I like the shot or the story behind it more. It's great stuff either way.
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BaronMask Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Oh, i am so Jealous of that conversation lol.

Nice snap aswell :D
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RecycledDreamz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Wow, that's amazing. He seems like such a fantastic person in real life and not to mention his fantastic acting capabilities. Nice that you got the chance to meet him even though you didn't have any knowledge of who he was.
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Cool story! Good for you in getting the shot.
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We-R-L3gi0n Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He has always been on of my favorite actors, i envy you sir. Like the moon envies the sun.
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annamajboroda Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Featured here [link] :)
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perfectnoseclub Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
This is a beautiful story!!!
I wish this could have happened to me!!!
You are soooo lucky!!!!!!!!!!
ahhh!!
I LOVE THIS GUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DreamCounter Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
I envy you so much now! :]
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Simiangrunt Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
great picture, framed perfectly! so natural and unposed
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Siminist Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Great shot and a great story behind it!:D
Lucky you!
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qyoo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009   Artist
wow good shot
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Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Look, this is a great photo of a great actor, but before all else, it's a GREAT PHOTO (and speaks much more in your honor than in his). You're incredible photographer, it's always wonderful to see work of someone who's able to catch a personality in the frame, not only face...this and Natalie's photo I commented earlier are just stunning.
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DennisChunga Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Malkovich is the fuckin' MAN!!! i love his work
great photo, a true simple capture of an amazing person
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beemar Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
featured at :iconbeemar: ... Hope you don't mind ;)
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k47ana Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Life is too short!

what an amazing story and beautiful moment of friendship
and sympathy, i love his serious look

thx for sharing this story with us
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cottoncritter Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful story! I sure wish I could've met him. D: And oh, great shot =D
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Neurotic-Puppet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Lovely :hug:
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Honga Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
i like seeing this again and again, and read your anecdote
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SillySoviet Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Amazing photo and a great story.
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
:wave: Hi There!
I have featured your work in my recent journal dedicated to male photography :D you can view it at the link below:

[link]

If you'd rather not have your work featured in this manner just let me know :) Otherwise keep up the great work! :clap:
Warm Regards
Sandi
aka `oibyrd

PS - Please excuse the impersonal cut-and-paste message - all a part of time management!
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MaryA666 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
oh my gosh! malkovich'!?!?! You talked to JOhn Malkovich!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maaaaaaaaaaaaan, i hope you stay in contact with him somehow! it's great! i envy you! great! happy for you!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Just found this image ;) I'm glad I did. I really like your artists comments. You made an impression by asking for the image instead of just taking it and you were rewarded. I think that's the right way to do it.

It's an excellent capture and you're a class act! :clap: :+fav:
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modelsandme Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
what a great image and a wonderful story,i remember years ago there were a group of photographers taking shots of a young woman coming from a car.i got up very close,only around five guys shooting,so a could not have missed,then i saw this old fellow taking shots at about one shot a second with an old manual canon,no power drive,i was so impressed i took an image of him.after the woman disappeared into the building,i asked her she was,told, Di you dummy!who?..to this day,more impressed with the old fellow with the camera!
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junkieenet Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL, funny story... Love the shot :)
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Oruba Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
Very nice portrait and a great story to go with it :) Good work :thumbsup:
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JohnnyCadillac Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009   Photographer
hey...

you've been featured in my news article... :D

a few of the most beautiful portraits

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wanted to thank you very much for your inspiration...

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Would be great to get some support and if you want to leave a comment, that would be really appreciated...

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i hope you like it...

thx

wish you a beautiful day

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SubteRfuGeD Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
fantastic mannnn lucky ur :-) great job
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jadelu7 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
I'm truly enjoying your black&white work. A fave for this one for the portrait as well as the story. :)
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Mortesque Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg lovely story xD great shot I love mr malkovich
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Anorielle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
good portrait, incredible story!
Love how you acted ;)
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Whisky-for-life Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Is it you who hab taken this photo?! :O

(Very great, amazing, awsome,... picture!!)
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