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20060529 | 01:05 am

The soul savers were out on South Beach again for the Hip-Hop weekend extravaganza. Everything was going along pretty much the same as it always has till this Christian soldier began belting out the word of the Lord. I am certainly no fan of the way these folks believe and preach the word of the Bible but I really like this guy. He is very animated and theatrical in a way the others are not. Shortly after I photographed this exorcism of Satan from the souls of the black youth, he came up to me and asked if I could remove the red from his eyes. One of the things I love about all of them is that they seem to really love being photographed. They have seen my work, read my words and still like me photographing them. Please view larger version at deviantART or Flickr.

Who will save your soul

Photo by Danny Hammontree

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mrvetinari

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from: mrvetinari
date: 20060529 06:00 am (UTC)
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This.... is.... the ..... best..... photo............. ever.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20060601 05:21 am (UTC)
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thank.... you.... :)

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Res

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from: resqdog51
date: 20060529 07:37 am (UTC)
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I love the spittle in his mouth.

That is such a... well, I can't say 'classic' photo, but the way you have it here, that's how i always see them -- which is, I suppose, kind of scary, if I think about it, but..... it is. Spit flying, face flushed, veins popping up. he looks like he's going to war.


I espeically like the contrast of how nice he seems in what you say above, abotu him coming up to you, and this photo. It helps keep it in perspective -- even so, that's a heck of a photo.


i wish I'd realised you were in Portland, OR recently!

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20060601 05:22 am (UTC)
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i'll surely let you know when i'll be back in portland :) will you come see me when i am there?

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-A-

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from: narkoticthrust
date: 20060529 05:26 pm (UTC)
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the saliva really turns my stomach

blah haha

good picture otherwise though if u can get past that. I like the emotion in his eyes etc

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20060601 05:24 am (UTC)
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the spit is delicioso!

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Jason

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from: firemanjason
date: 20060529 06:55 pm (UTC)
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he looks drunk

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20060601 05:24 am (UTC)
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drunk on Jesus ;)

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snugglepunk

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from: snugglepunk
date: 20060530 12:34 am (UTC)
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wow, yeah, this picture really captures the essence of what its like to confront "mad men for jesus" religious extremists out on the streets... youd think that seeing themselves like this and reading about how insinsitive and unchrist like they are being in their assaults on people would either cause them to reevaluate their actions or persist on not being photographed.
one could argue that in their enjoiment of the spot light they are revealing their true nature of self centered egotisim as apposed to truly God fearing followers of Christ.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20060601 05:25 am (UTC)
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it turns out that all humans are actually just humans ;)

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Avienda

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from: avienda
date: 20060530 03:28 pm (UTC)
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I'm going to have nightmares.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20060601 05:29 am (UTC)
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now dream about me coming to your rescue wearing nothing but a loin cloth with my glistening muscular arms grabbing you up and saving your from the scary spitting jesus clan...


i hope that helps ;)

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Avienda

Thank you!

from: avienda
date: 20060602 02:48 pm (UTC)
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Thank you yes...

I added a soundtrack ("I need a hero, I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night, he's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast
and gotta be fresh from the fight...) and some flames to make you feel at home.

Although you might want to reconsider your wardrobe!

:)

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Danny Hammontree

Re: Thank you!

from: dannyhammontree
date: 20060602 03:20 pm (UTC)
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yea, i will... but i have something for the flames ;)

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Extraordinary Machine

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from: tragiccomedy
date: 20060530 08:31 pm (UTC)
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mmmm that little spit gob just...MAKES the shot.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20060601 05:30 am (UTC)
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i hear it's the money shot ;)

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Jinx

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from: crystalforest
date: 20060531 02:36 pm (UTC)
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The epitome of "Hellfire and Damnation". Very compelling. *grins*

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20060601 05:30 am (UTC)
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thank you ;)

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uncomfortable insects

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from: julesal
date: 20060817 05:08 pm (UTC)
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When I was in London in February of '04, I ran across an amusing fellow outside a museum by Hyde Park. He had a megaphone and was shouting over and over: "Are you a sinner, or are you a winner? Winner or SINNER???"

It was so great. I tried to get a little video of it on my then-new digital, but I didn't get very much.

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