The first Portrait-of-a-young-man by Michael James O’Brien

Dear Shaded Viewers,

There have been so many comments posted on Portrait of a Young Man parts l and 2 that I thought it only fitting that I show you the first of the series which was taken in 1995. The series was based on several viewings of Velazquez paintings in the Prado.

photograph by Michael James O’Brien



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