Sunday, September 9, 2012

Jose the Painter

We're getting our house painted, and when we got home today, I had to get a portrait shot of one of the painting crew, Jose. He's been spraying the siding, and by the looks of things, much of his head as well! He doesn't wear goggles, and his eyes are bloodshot. Jose works incredibly hard, for not much money, and works 7 days a week, 12 hours a day, when his boss lets him. It's hot, humid, he doesn't appear to stop for lunch or have a need to ever use the bathroom, and he never complains. His work ethic is incredible and admirable.
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22 comments:

  1. may God bless him with good health and a good life, even with all that work.

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  2. jose is pretty dang awesome.

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  3. The Measure of A Man! Good for you and mostly for him! Great photo!

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  4. We could all learn a few things from Jose. This is an awesome shot and edit.

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  5. Great portrait shot!! I love this...like Rosemary said 'the measure of a man'..you are fortunate to have found him.

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  6. What a wonderful shot, I love it! I think employers take advantage of illegal and legal immigrants... bless him for his diligence, what a wonderful smile he has! Thanks for sharing with Weekly Top Shot #47!

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  7. You've got to admire a man like Jose. Bless his heart. Hope he doesn't have ill health effects from all that paint. He needs to wear goggles at least! Great portrait!

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  8. look at that smile. incredible portrait.

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  9. The masked man has a beautiful smile!
    This is a wonderful shot.

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  10. Thanks for stopping by. I absolutely love this portrait shot. Jose's character really shines through that paint job!

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  11. Great portrait. By the way you asked if the fence was from needles. No it is from inox tubes with a kind of ball shaped fitting where you can screw one or more tubes together under a corner.

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  12. Great portrait of Jose, it is nice to meet someone with such admirable qualities.

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  13. Wonderful portrait! What filters did you use?

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  14. great portrait...looks like he takes his work home with him ;)

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  15. Great portrait and words.Great that you noticed and took time to say such good things about him.The things you said about him...says a lot about you also! Blessings on you and your camera!

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  16. Fabulous shot of this unsung hero!

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  17. What a fantastic portrait of him!

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  18. When I looked at the thumbnail at Your Sunday Best, I thought it was some kind of zombie for Halloween, lol, but now I see it's a lovely man who clearly enjoys his work! Great post.

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  19. Great portrait shot, but I'm a bit concerned about Jose's health! Looks like he may be more prone to developing all sorts of occupationally associated diseases...

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  20. I have to ditto what Nixblog had to say. I would also be concerned about Jose's health. First, he is wearing the wrong kind of mask to be working with paints and he certainly should be protecting his eyes.

    If I were is boss I would hate to loose such a good worker to the hazards of the chemicals.

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