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01- Stress Call by JoeCorreia 01- Stress Call by JoeCorreia
Of all the pictures I took while in the US Army, this one earned the most awards and gave me the most exposure in military circles. The drop of sweat about to fall from Communications Specialist PFC Ray’s nose, while making a stress call for rescue after finding out that we had accidentally moved ourselves behind the enemy lines, is timeless. Our troops’ rescue helicopters managed to pick us up safely, and we had a story to tell to everyone when we got back to base.
I took this photograph during the world war games. We were not in direct risk. However, capture during a world war level game can be a painful, emotional, lasting experience; thus, the dire look!
From all the feedback received from this image, the comment heard most often relates to the drop of perspiration on Ray’s nose. Once I was giving an art presentation to a fifth grade public school class. When I got to this picture, I told the story and added details about the timing needed to catch the precise moment at which the sweat dropped. My favorite response came from a vivacious, bright-eyed, little girl when she asked me if I were sure that the drop was sweat and not snot.
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JimmiGilbi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing photo.
Would love to use this as a ref for a project, realism, please let me know if that's ok!?
I would link back and credit.
JoeCorreia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for showing such positive response to Ray's picture and story!
It is in my book: The Other Side of Light
I will be glad to let you use it in your project and would like to learn more about what your project is all about!
JimmiGilbi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, your very welcome.

I say project but its really my personal journey to reach Realism, Hyper Realism using mostly Graphite. And I felt that your portrait of the young army man on the radio was powerful and an interesting subject to draw.

Thank you kindly for allowing me to draw him and I will for sure notify you before posting.

JoeCorreia Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
It is a honor to inspire a fellow artist!
Over the years I have had images displayed by other artists and quotes played in songs, but Graphite is a first so I look forward the experience!
Thank you,
Do7anii Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is an amazing portrait shot. Very, very expressive!! & i loved that you chose to post this in b&w, i think it has more meaning.
JoeCorreia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Actually this was taken with B&W film when I was a combat photographer in the late 70's
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