The Chinese Windmill Man

January 29, 2004: The Windmill Man

This man was holding up the giant collection of drumming windmills seen at the Chinese New Year celebration in London last weekend.

Although the photo didn't come out 100% sharp, I quite liked his facial expression and publish it anyway.

More photos of Chinese New Year in the archives, click here.

[ challenge: "Man"]


I work for a Rosslyn Research, a market research company based in London. On behalf of a Multimedia client, we are looking to recruit users of mobile phones with in-built cameras to take part in a survey. The ideal respondent should also be based in London and take more than 30 pictures a month, of which they process 15 a month in some way, eg forwarding to friends or groups, storing and manipulating, uploading to websites or blogs etc. We also aim to include some pairs of friends who exchange pictures on a regular basis.

The survey will consist of the successful respondents keeping a log over four days, including this weekend, whereby they list details regarding the pictures taken (eg for fun, for work related tasks, for research) – there is a payment of £50 for taking part in the survey and completing the log. Thereafter, some respondents will be selected for a second stage, whereby they will be ‘shadowed’ by a representative from our clients company in the circumstances where they would normally take pictures. This session is expected to last from an hour to an hour and a half.

If you are interested in taking part in this survey, please contact me at: to discuss the matter further.

I hope to hear from you soon,

Justin Pocknell
Operations Department
Rosslyn Research Ltd

Posted by: justin at January 29, 2004 01:17 PM

I think you made a good decision in choosing to publish this portrait. It is a very good portrait. I like how close you are to the subject. It conveys a sense of personal closeness. I think the soft focus is also effective.

Posted by: Will Burnham at January 29, 2004 01:38 PM

This is a really nice portrait. Well done.

Posted by: djn1 at January 30, 2004 12:26 AM

There is a great look in his eyes that you have captured. His eyes look sharp to me, and portraits don't have to be sharp all over to work.

Posted by: Sailesh at January 31, 2004 12:39 PM

I love your blog! Just coool !
Attaboy! Good luck !
Alex Sanekopolidis

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