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A Good Man Is Hard to Find by raun A Good Man Is Hard to Find by raun
I was listening to Sufjan Stevens "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" earlier tonight, which made me think of this photo I made this spring. It was in Tokyo, at one of Shinjuku Stations many entrances, some 3 million people walks in and out of this station every day. Here I saw this man. What makes him speciel? Well apart from the mans sympathetic face, Ole (my travel mate) was in Tokyo 2 years ago, where he made a great portrait of the exact same man, in a completely different area of Tokyo. What are the chances of randomly meeting the same guy, years apart, in this 35 million people metropole?

Check out Ole's portrait too! [link]
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:iconj0w3x:
J0W3x Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i just love that man, he's so adorable! I wanna be his friend!
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ShawnQuintero Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Seriously love this! Would love to feature your work in our "More Than Men" project! Check out domorebemore.org/men for all the details and to submit this and other pieces of art that would best represent you and fit with our theme, the celebration of Men of integrity, honor and courage!

Keep making art that makes an impact!
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evapaleva Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
www.deviantart.com/art/Homeles… like your story.
there is something in his eyes you don't find very often....can't figure out what it is...but it's thrilling me, espesially the portrait of this man shot by your friend
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:iconraun:
raun Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Thrilling you? interesting.. I find something comforting in his calm/kind eyes.
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evapaleva Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
hm...don't know how to translate in other words what i mean ..maybe mesmerise. but not calming me. when i saw the second portrait of that man i had to start looking for the other one. didn't let me go. so friendliy eyes. maybe finaly sth. inspirering for me..
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Pepokish Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
So, if a good man is hard to find, and you found this guy twice, does that mean he's a bad man? o:

Beautiful shot.
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FreakyLaurent Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
I rather find homeless fascinating too.

Just got back from San Diego, California.

Have too see many of them regardless where I go. Also have took pictures when I have the opportunity.

One particular area at El Cajone Downtown, rather tall homeless. Took picture of him standing. Then waled away. Seen him again at the opposite of the street.

Compels me to give him a buck or two, His replay was "Thank you" in a merry tone!

My heart too goes out to those people lives in the street.

:D
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BrianFraende Featured By Owner May 23, 2009   Photographer
Super fedt foto! - at i møder den samme person, med års mellemrum, i Tokyo, det er jo bare fuldstændig langt ude ! haha
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Moblize Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
so is he a "misfit?"
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:icontheserventofdarkness:
A good man is hard to find... espically if he's hiding
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saphire24a Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
yeesh, what are the chances? :wow:
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ReflectiveWanderer Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
i was just in tokyo and I am pretty sure I saw this exact same man twice in shinjuku as well! did he shuffle his feet when he walked ?
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coolbrain Featured By Owner May 19, 2008   Photographer
I have seen a photo in a geography book not long ago. Title "homeless in Tokyo underground".
And he just looked the same!
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torretta Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
journal feature [link]
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philkop Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
sufjan! nice
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alicespectrum Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
SUGOI! COOOLLL
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hikariri Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
what are the odds, finding the same man with such a nice smile again?
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chetu00 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
wow.. awesome pic and a great smile..
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:iconsanahuman:
sanahuman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
It's a great picture and story, but that's life!!!
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:iconmangkodok:
mangkodok Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Nice expression...
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EmoPurpl3 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Student
maybe is not the same person xD
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:iconsadocles:
Sadocles Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008   Photographer
Wow! Good story, really breathes more life into this picture than is already present in it!
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amhaley Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008   Photographer
thats crazy, nice shot
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Crazeh-Sunshine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Oh wow... what are the chances of finding the same man? That is too cool =). Love this photo.
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kornera Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
very awesome photo!
:heart:
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cHaArtZ13 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
great photo..:clap:
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corpser2 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
you are free when you lost everything
.. I hope he is happy ...
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a-i-k-i Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Like it, very much.
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zucchini-bikini Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Oh my, that is something truly special.
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tgicountryboy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
great photo.
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cheatedbyscience Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
Sufjan Stevens is excellent! As is this good man.
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thexnuclearswan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
he looks extremely happy for a homeless person
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Romeo-Tango Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
i love these stories : )))
and what a great portrait too.
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HorseRotovator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
Wow...

He looks like he has a tale to tell. :3
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Robert-PJ Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Professional Photographer
amazing coincidence:wow: but his face is something special for sure:)
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whisper-n-the-wind Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
i like the story behind this picture
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amir-malka Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
lol...nice capture, love the title
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giandhalimarta Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
very interesting potrait :+fav:
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tarsh Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
[link] - same man
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raun Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Amazing, thanks for the link. That portrait is completely wonderful :clap:
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tarsh Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Yes, i see this man all over internet-land.
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GreyLu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007   Photographer
Great Shot! Awesome story! Congrats!
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Quantum3 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
:faint:
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FioReLLo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
karma? impressive...
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Reink Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007   Interface Designer
nice photo
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Selladorra Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love sufjan stevens!! :D
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lightdrafter Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
the world is really small... but still, tokyo may be one of the bigger villages on earth...
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Osox Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Professional Photographer
amazing :D coincidence is amazing :D he seems to be wearing the same jacket :D maybe the same underwear :P :wave:
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MediaViolence Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
Wow, I've run into this man (in Shibuya station) every single time I've been in Tokyo, small world!
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Squisito Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
yeah!!
el changolion
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