The Bird-Man of Lincoln Ave (circa 1921)
The Bird-Man of Lincoln Ave (circa 1921)
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      • Thanks. The original file is here http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/29264u.preview.jpg The beak, however, was a fruitless search - so I wound up painting it in.
      • Intriguing and original entry. I thought the beak was a Venetian carnival mask before viewing full - I'm impressed by this work. And such a wistful story, I'd love to hear more.
      • Bird Man of Lincoln Avenue's son found alive in Alcatraz.
      • Thanks, folks. Ugh. Too bad no one interviewed him about his father while he was across the bay.
      • Creative work. The beak looks flawless - like a real photo. Love the vintage feel too.
      • This is actually a very haunting image that posesses tremendous power the more I study it. It is sooooo sad and the isolation in it is almost disturbing. The sepia tone really allows this piece to form a class of it's own. I dunno what that would be but something like "Classical Chop" works for me. You could throw this in with Ansel Adams, ohh, all of the great photographers and this would hold it's own. Hahahaha very funny that, but true. Really nice work.
      • Gosh. Thanks, Hitspinner. That's a mighty nice comment. I did just watch Awakenings for the first time in about 10 years - maybe that stayed in my psyche somehow. Thanks, to you too, N-Master.
      • I thought this was awesome in so many ways...one of my faves in this contest.
      • Thanks, Kellie.
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