Seeing a Man’s Soul

23 Mar

No matter what saying speaks to you,

  • A picture is worth a thousand words
  • Dress for Success
  • Picture Perfect
  • A man’s work defines him

this picture seems to say it all.

Meet Signore Matranga. He has been the proud proprietor of this Monreale fruit and vegetable market for 51 years. We bought delicious fresh strawberries from him.

But later I wondered, what was it about him that drew me in so?

According to Ted Grant, father of Canadian Photojournalism:

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!”

Thank you, Mr. Grant, I’m quite sure that is what I saw when I met Signore Matranga and what I want to long remember about our brief encounter.

Click on the picture to enlarge.


6 Responses to “Seeing a Man’s Soul”

  1. jean March 23, 2016 at 2:36 PM #

    Very nice illustration of the difference between black and white and color.
    In movies you can see the difference between the first technicolor features and the moody black and white film noir used for Bogart features.
    Directors still like working in black and white if they can.
    I have a feeling you will be experimenting more with black and white. It’s all in the lighting.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. MulberryInk March 23, 2016 at 2:38 PM #

    This is great. I love the quote, definitely something for me to try out. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Facl March 23, 2016 at 7:13 PM #

    Very interesting – great photos as always !

    Liked by 1 person

  4. diana March 24, 2016 at 4:27 AM #

    Love this man….and your photo comparison project!

    Liked by 2 people

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