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Posted by
Alfredo J. Martiz J. (Panama City, Panama) on 23 May 2012 in People & Portrait.

Usually when I make portraits of people in the street, I try to establish a conversation with them in an effort to learn a bit of their life through their stories.

This man is a total mystery for me, I have seen him before around Casco Viejo but he has always given me that feeling of a ghost that appears and disappears at will. Probably that perception is driven by the few times I have seen him.

The day I made this portrait we had less than 5 minutes of interaction, during that time I failed to make him say something, he never talked and he always kept avoiding the camera and my attempts to establish a conversation.

He never shared with me his name but I found out from a group of friends that he is known in the neighborhood as "Celoide".

I wonder what is his story but it seems he will continue as a mysterious character for the time being...

Location: Casco Viejo, Panama
Date: April 28th, 2012

Canon EOS 7D 1/200 second F/2.8 ISO 400 50 mm

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Canon EOS 7D
1/200 second
ISO 400
50 mm