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Bubba 2 _ 1985 _ RTP _ SFW

This is another portrait of my friend, Bubba Hual, that I made back in 1985.  I had posted one earlier of Bubba that I taken and I had had it exhibited in the PPofA National Print Exhibit in the late 1980’s.  Now in the digital word you can take a color negative, scan the image, convert it to b&w and rework the image in Photoshop to give the image an entirely different look.  I also ran the image through the Lucis Art Filter to bring out the texture of Bubba’s skin.  Back in the early 1980’s, I attended a school in Greenville South Carolina for professional photographs.  They brought in photographers from all over and two men that I took classes with were Al Gilbert from Toronto and Frank Cirrichio from Texas.  I learned more from these two men than the majority all of the others combined.  Here is the b&w conversion of the above image …


Bubba 2 _ 1985 _ RTP _ BW _ SFW

It is amazing how much the Lucis Filter brings out the detail in the skin texture.  Thanks for looking and if you have any questions about any of this, please ask … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

April 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

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  1. Excellent picture of my Great Uncle Bubba. Thanks for posting it.



    May 5, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    • Thanks for the comment, Melody. Bubba was very nice to me and I thought that he was a special person. I had made some photos of him in 1979 and then I made these back in the mid-80’s. I had received a merit for the profile horizontal print of him from the Professional Photographers of America back in 1989, I believe was the year. However, when I look back on Bubba now, I really did not know anything about him, other than the fact that he was a photographer. I am sure that he told me somethings, but I can not remember much about him. And the more I think about him, I bet I never saw him more than 3 or 4 times. I wish I knew more and I am sure that he has probably past away by this time. Thanks for taking the time to look and to comment. If you ever have a minute send me something about Bubba to my personal email: .
      Keep in touch … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      May 6, 2014 at 2:35 pm

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