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A few years ago I rediscovered my passion for faces telling some story.
I collect these portraits on the streets while waiting for the right moment. In an affort to make intimate portraits of beggars and homeless people I'm talking with them to capture the real emotion in them. They have lot of stories to tell. The loss of a job, a marriage breakup, ill health, mental problems... can result in people on the streets. By and large, people don't choose to be homeless. Those are stories where I usually learn something new. I want my images to tell the story of people, whether homeless people or not. I especially look at their eyes, feel empathy and sometimes give them money. I let them tell their stories through pictures.
Once someone wise remarked: You cannot take a bad image and make it into a good one by using any processing technique, HDR included. I stick to the principle.
I present my work in exhibition venues in Prague. In November 2018 Artexpo Autumn Rome, Italy
Video from finishing my exhibition, Prague 2018-01-12 youtu.be/iXCwNTAM2PE
Prize-winning: Photo "Mr.B/W" won the first prize in the competition Expressive Faces Photo Contest - ViewBug.com
My personal websites: www.alesdusa.cz/
I use camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lenses: Canon EF 50 mm f/1,8 STM,
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4,0-5,6 L IS USM
Please ask for permission to copy, reproduce, download or store my images from this Flickr photo stream or other websites. Please note all images are small file sizes for Flickr use only. All Rights Reserved.
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Ales does the most amazing portrait photography I have ever seen. Especially his black and white work. The expressions, the lines, and especially the eye the eyes. You can almost read the stories in the photographs without reading the actual details.
I come back to your portfolio from time to time just to make sure I have not missed any new photos. It is always worth the visit to just imagine what it would be like to take these brilliant photos. Cheers to you and thank you for sharing your wonderful images!
Une remarquable galerie de portraits noir et blanc !!! Je suis fan, chapeau l’artiste 👍
Ales has a portfolio of fantastic portraits that illustrate the lives of forgotten souls... lives that were not easy and every line and wrinkle tells their story. Thank you Ales for sharing your inspiring work with all of us here on Flickr! Saludos from Chile! \( ͡❛ ͜ʖ ͡❛)/
This is much more than a fantastic portfolio: The images of Ales Dusa are touching eyes and hearts. They help us to realize how important humanity is. Thank you Ales for sharing your brilliant work.
The portrait series has what it takes to become a classic! Phenomenal! You can't help but be delighted. Thank you for this great, melancholy pleasure!
The gallery of portraits of beggars by ALES DUSA ( I write his name in capital letters because he deserves it) is truly exceptional. They are psychological portraits where, in spite of the distress of these people, a deep humanity can be perceived. Thank you ALES DUSA.
Very interesting flickr-account with lots of great portraits. Really very worth seeing.
magnífica serie de retratos, la gran variedad de rostros humanos y expresiones diferentes aparecen profusamente en esta galería...
A great message of love and peace and magistral portraiture lesson . Besides technical skills , portrait needs to get the soul and liberate what can be buried in it , hope ,faith , communication .
I am so impressed and moved by your work... What an amazing gift you do to us and to these people. Your photography is only love and humanity. Thank you so much for taking this time and sharing their stories with the world. Take good care of you, sir. Colin
Absolutely stunning photostream of portraiture. Amazing. Congratulation!
There are no b&w portraits on the Flickr platform which are more expressive than those of Ales Dusa. The individual life story is engraved on each face. And these stories are probably pretty sad to hear. Thank you Ales for sharing your photos with us.
An outstanding body of work where the subject supersedes and shines beyond the advanced techniques being implemented...the way it should be. Amazing subjects,..fine work...splendid gallery.
You see what others may not dare to see and translate into images we all need to see.
Vos portraits sont extraordinaires et étonnant, ils dénotent un très grand talent.
Hi! I'm really flattered to have your support!! Really!! Your work is incredible, impressive, tragic and beautiful. I hope I will have other time chances to keep your attention. Best regards, hugues
Truly mesmerizing, characterful collection, each conveys perfect insight via carefully timed expressions and effective use of light especially focusing on the eyes. Much thanks for both visiting and opening my eyes to this genre using such unique subjects. With very best wishes.
Una galleria di ritratti incredibile. A volte sconvolgente, a volte irreale ma comunque sempre di forte emozione. Complimenti
Life is fragile. And at any moment, an unfortunate fact, it can change our life forever. Everyone, we are exposed to this. The separation in a couple, the loss of a loved one. Lack of work or not being able to pay a mortgage, the expropriation of a house, the lack of a home. Any cause can lead a person to live on the s… Read more
Life is fragile. And at any moment, an unfortunate fact, it can change our life forever. Everyone, we are exposed to this. The separation in a couple, the loss of a loved one. Lack of work or not being able to pay a mortgage, the expropriation of a house, the lack of a home. Any cause can lead a person to live on the street and often to abandon himself as a person, to lose self-esteem. Enter the path of misery and finally get to live on the street... A road that unfortunately, most of the time, has no return, can no longer go back. This idea is what Ales tries to explain in each of his photographic works. Each portrait shows us a face, with features, scars and wrinkles, each of which explains a bitter experience, a problem not overcome, abandonment, lack of self-esteem... the cruelty of this modern and unsupportive world in which we live. Photographing these faces, cannot be done by everyone. Only a person capable of understanding this problem can only be done by a person who has an enormous and special sensitivity. That's why Ales is able to make these portraits. Because Ales is a person with great sensitivity and a very understanding and generous person. And you have to add, in addition, its potential virtues in photography and in all the editing techniques that you use for your photographic works. But only from sensitivity, can this problem be understood and taken to an image. Ales' portraits, they may seem hard, are not portraits of beautiful people. And yet his photographs are wonderful, they show another beauty, because Ales is able to capture in each face, the noble feelings of these people. Faces and wrinkles that show us affection, candor, tenderness, helplessness, sadness, anger, madness, joy, despair... and a long list of feelings... as many as different types of people there are. Ales is able to perform these masterful jobs because he is a person with a lot of sensitivity. Ales is an extraordinary and wonderful person. A good person. And above all he is a great friend. I consider him a great friend. I think Ales has one of the most impressive and beautiful galleries in Flickr. I would say the best. One of my favorites. Congratulations on your gallery and your impeccable and wonderful photographic portraits, Ales. Your friend FrancescRead less
I tuoi ritratti sono straordinari...complimenti
Superb photographs! Please consider that I have favourited all of them.
Exceptionnel galerie de portraits les uns plus touchant que les autres. C'est un magnifique travail que vous nous faites partager, un grand merci pour nous l'offrir.
Amazing pictures! I'm impressed !
Très belle galerie de portraits!
Una galería excepcional, es un verdadero placer el poder disfrutar de unas fotos tan extraordinarias, gracias por compartirlas.
Wonderful portraits with perfect dignity given to this complex subject! Fabulous!
Your portraits are some of the very best I have ever seen.
Vous avez une galerie remarquable de sensibilité de technique et tout simplement d'amour de l'autre quel qu'il soit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Le travail remarquable d'un artiste à la lecture d'une grande sensibilité.