Environmental Portraiture

Challenge #6 in the Prime Subjects of Photography series. Hosted by Mark Scott Abeln.
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Submit a photograph of a person in their daily environment. -- While the main subject is a person, the secondary subject is their environment. For example, you can photograph a pilot in the cockpit, a chef in the kitchen, an artist in the studio, a mechanic in the garage, or anyone at their home.
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Fourtyfive Years Behind the Lathe
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Mr. Vassilis is a master mechanic working continuously since he was 18. Now, just three years before his retirement, he has to close his workshop and sell the equippment for scrap... Rough times in Greece due the deep economic crisis. At least there will be a photo for remembering.
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Submitted: Thursday, 16th June, 2011 22:39 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 14th September, 2010
Focal length: 16 mm
Shutter speed: 1/3 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 640
Notes: Hand held shot. Both, Mr. Vassilis and me, did our best for a decent picture at 1/3 sec.
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