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American Portraits deedsphotos

Updated on May 11, 2015

American Portraits by Ralph Deeds

This Hub contains 131 photos by Ralph Deeds, several of the 2008 Democratic convention which were taken from a high definition television screen. The rest were taken of the subjects in person.

Photos may be enlarged by clicking on them. A second click may be used to enlarge a portion of a photograph.

Obama in Berkeley
Obama in Berkeley
Michelle Obama, Democratic Convention 2008   (Taken from HD TV)
Michelle Obama, Democratic Convention 2008 (Taken from HD TV)
Obama Supporters, Democratic Convention  2008  (from HD TV)
Obama Supporters, Democratic Convention 2008 (from HD TV)
John Kerry, Democratic Convention 2008
John Kerry, Democratic Convention 2008
Obama supporter, Democratic Convention 2008
Obama supporter, Democratic Convention 2008
Obama Supporter, Democratic Convention 2008
Obama Supporter, Democratic Convention 2008
Obama supporter, Democratic Convention 2008
Obama supporter, Democratic Convention 2008
Obama supporter, Democratic Convention 2008
Obama supporter, Democratic Convention 2008
Obama supporter, Catherine Eugenia 'Jean' Finnegan Biden Democratic Convention 2008
Obama supporter, Catherine Eugenia 'Jean' Finnegan Biden Democratic Convention 2008
Obama supporter, Democratic Convention 2008
Obama supporter, Democratic Convention 2008
Obama Supporters, Democratic Convention 2008
Obama Supporters, Democratic Convention 2008
Obama supporter, 2008 Democratic Convention
Obama supporter, 2008 Democratic Convention
U.S. Senator Carl Levin (Community TownHall 2008)   deedsphoto
U.S. Senator Carl Levin (Community TownHall 2008) deedsphoto
U.S. Senator Carl Levin, Birmingham, Michigan Parade 2008   deedsphoto
U.S. Senator Carl Levin, Birmingham, Michigan Parade 2008 deedsphoto
U.S. Senator Carl Levin with Congressional Candidate Gary Peters and unidentified campaign worker, Birmingham, Michigan parade 2008 deedsphoto
U.S. Senator Carl Levin with Congressional Candidate Gary Peters and unidentified campaign worker, Birmingham, Michigan parade 2008 deedsphoto
Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, First Robotics Competition, Wayne State University deedsphoto
Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, First Robotics Competition, Wayne State University deedsphoto
Sparky      deedsphoto
Sparky deedsphoto
Homeless man, Berkeley  deedsphoto
Homeless man, Berkeley deedsphoto
Peter, sailor
Peter, sailor
Harald, Sailor deedsphoto
Harald, Sailor deedsphoto
Bob, sailor, sailmaker, craftsman, etc. deedsphoto
Bob, sailor, sailmaker, craftsman, etc. deedsphoto
Franz, sailor deedsphoto
Franz, sailor deedsphoto
Nagui, sailor
Nagui, sailor
Nora Elizabeth  deedsphoto
Nora Elizabeth deedsphoto
Mars   deedsphoto
Mars deedsphoto
Ernie   deedsphoto
Ernie deedsphoto
Mars   deedsphoto
Mars deedsphoto
Edmond, lawyer deedsphoto
Edmond, lawyer deedsphoto
Nora Elizabeth   deedsphoto
Nora Elizabeth deedsphoto
Shoes, Berkeley   deedsphoto
Shoes, Berkeley deedsphoto
Suzy, social worker, deedsphoto
Suzy, social worker, deedsphoto
Sarah, architect, ocean racer  deedsphoto
Sarah, architect, ocean racer deedsphoto
Paul and Mausmi   deedsphoto
Paul and Mausmi deedsphoto
Commodore C.Jay Deeds, at 93 (not related to the photographer) deedsphoto
Commodore C.Jay Deeds, at 93 (not related to the photographer) deedsphoto
Commodore C.Jay Deeds, at 93 (not related to the photographer)deedsphoto
Commodore C.Jay Deeds, at 93 (not related to the photographer)deedsphoto
Mausmi   deedsphoto
Mausmi deedsphoto
Dana and Maya   deedsphoto
Dana and Maya deedsphoto
Dagmar and Lara, mother and daughter deedsphoto
Dagmar and Lara, mother and daughter deedsphoto
Paul, Internet entrepreneur, sailor deedsphoto
Paul, Internet entrepreneur, sailor deedsphoto
Melody, sailor   deedsphoto
Melody, sailor deedsphoto
Conrad, Sailor deedsphoto
Conrad, Sailor deedsphoto
Colt, sailor, architect   deedsphoto
Colt, sailor, architect deedsphoto
Balloon lady, Pt. Huron July 2009 deedsphoto
Balloon lady, Pt. Huron July 2009 deedsphoto
Mannequin contestant, Port Huron, pre-Mackinac Race festivities
Mannequin contestant, Port Huron, pre-Mackinac Race festivities
Bulldog deedsphoto
Bulldog deedsphoto
Bulldog   deedsphoto
Bulldog deedsphoto
Nora Elizabeth, 6 months   deedsphoto
Nora Elizabeth, 6 months deedsphoto
Com.Charlie ,sailor,lawyer deedsphoto
Com.Charlie ,sailor,lawyer deedsphoto
Singer at Lebanese Festival, Birmingham, Michigan 2008 deedsphoto
Singer at Lebanese Festival, Birmingham, Michigan 2008 deedsphoto
Tucker April 2009  deedsphoto
Tucker April 2009 deedsphoto
Blues Brother
Blues Brother
Female Gorilla, Detroit Zoo
Female Gorilla, Detroit Zoo
Male Gorilla, Detroit Zoo deedsphoto
Male Gorilla, Detroit Zoo deedsphoto
Simba, Detroit Zoo deedsphoto
Simba, Detroit Zoo deedsphoto
Max, July 2006   deedsphoto
Max, July 2006 deedsphoto
Plato, GM Retiree 2006   deedsphoto
Plato, GM Retiree 2006 deedsphoto
Peacock, Detroit Zoo  deedsphoto
Peacock, Detroit Zoo deedsphoto
Erica, Medical Student 2006 deedsphoto
Erica, Medical Student 2006 deedsphoto
Paul, Internet Entrepreneur, 2005  deedsphoto
Paul, Internet Entrepreneur, 2005 deedsphoto
Old Pennsylvania Barn   deedsphoto
Old Pennsylvania Barn deedsphoto
Pennsylvania Dairy Farm deedsphoto
Pennsylvania Dairy Farm deedsphoto
Mike, sailor, 2005  deedsphoto
Mike, sailor, 2005 deedsphoto
Dana, sailor 2005
Dana, sailor 2005
Mike, sailor, Sea of Cortez 2005
Mike, sailor, Sea of Cortez 2005
Dagmar, Dana and Mike sailing on the Sea of Cortez November 2005 deedsphotos
Dagmar, Dana and Mike sailing on the Sea of Cortez November 2005 deedsphotos
The Gypsy Strings at the Rivera Court, Detroit Institute of Arts, 2005, deedsphoto
The Gypsy Strings at the Rivera Court, Detroit Institute of Arts, 2005, deedsphoto
Carl Milles Orpheus Fountain, Cranbrook, Michigan deedsphoto
Carl Milles Orpheus Fountain, Cranbrook, Michigan deedsphoto
Tucker, 2005  deedsphoto
Tucker, 2005 deedsphoto
Whistling Man, Fanizani Akuda, Shona Sculptor, Zimbabwe   deedsphoto
Whistling Man, Fanizani Akuda, Shona Sculptor, Zimbabwe deedsphoto
The Great One! Warren Jones, Chandler,     deedsphoto
The Great One! Warren Jones, Chandler, deedsphoto
Commodore Maynard "Mad Dog" 2004 deedsphoto
Commodore Maynard "Mad Dog" 2004 deedsphoto
Diana, artist, sad   deedsphoto
Diana, artist, sad deedsphoto
Diana, artist, smiling   deedsphoto
Diana, artist, smiling deedsphoto
Chuck, friend   deedsphoto
Chuck, friend deedsphoto
Jorge, heart surgeon, deedsphoto
Jorge, heart surgeon, deedsphoto
Eric, lawyer, 2004    deedsphoto
Eric, lawyer, 2004 deedsphoto
Carl Milles, Orpheus Fountain, Cranbrook,   deedsphoto
Carl Milles, Orpheus Fountain, Cranbrook, deedsphoto
Terry, sailor
Terry, sailor
Sarah, architect, ocean racer  deedsphoto
Sarah, architect, ocean racer deedsphoto
Bow man, Cal 25   deedsphoto
Bow man, Cal 25 deedsphoto
Manly Bow Man
Manly Bow Man
Brown-eyed girl, Beach Grill, deedsphoto
Brown-eyed girl, Beach Grill, deedsphoto
Blue-eyed girl, Beach Grill deedsphoto
Blue-eyed girl, Beach Grill deedsphoto
Mannequin, Somerset Collection deedsphoto
Mannequin, Somerset Collection deedsphoto
Tree at El Pilar, San Carlos deedsphoto
Tree at El Pilar, San Carlos deedsphoto
Graham, sailor    deeddsphoto
Graham, sailor deeddsphoto
Woman with hat, Beach Grill, deedsphoto
Woman with hat, Beach Grill, deedsphoto
Man with black hat and friend, Beach Grill  deedsphoto
Man with black hat and friend, Beach Grill deedsphoto
Blonde with blue eyes, Beach Grill deedsphoto
Blonde with blue eyes, Beach Grill deedsphoto
Red haired girl with black hat, Beach Grill
Red haired girl with black hat, Beach Grill
Madame X    deedsphoto
Madame X deedsphoto
Doom
Doom
Haight Street Lady   deedsphoto
Haight Street Lady deedsphoto
Haight Street Man with bindle deedsphoto
Haight Street Man with bindle deedsphoto
Haight Street Man  deedsphoto
Haight Street Man deedsphoto
Haight Street Man  deedsphoto
Haight Street Man deedsphoto
Haight Street Woman   deedsphoto
Haight Street Woman deedsphoto
Victoria's Secret, Somerset Collection deedsphoto
Victoria's Secret, Somerset Collection deedsphoto
Mannequin, Somerset Collection deedsphoto
Mannequin, Somerset Collection deedsphoto
Colt, sailor, architect
Colt, sailor, architect
Racer Girl 3, Art Fair, Russell Industrial Center, deedsphoto
Racer Girl 3, Art Fair, Russell Industrial Center, deedsphoto
Mac, sailor, bookseller deedsphoto
Mac, sailor, bookseller deedsphoto
Franz and Suzanne, sailors, North Channel Race deedsphoto
Franz and Suzanne, sailors, North Channel Race deedsphoto
Nora Elizabeth deedsphoto
Nora Elizabeth deedsphoto
Nora Elizabeth deedsphoto
Nora Elizabeth deedsphoto
Nora Elizabeth deedsphoto
Nora Elizabeth deedsphoto
Jerry, automotive engineer, sailor     deedsphoto
Jerry, automotive engineer, sailor deedsphoto
Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise 2008  deedsphoto
Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise 2008 deedsphoto
Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise 2008 deedsphotos
Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise 2008 deedsphotos
Dream Cruise 2008  deedsphoto
Dream Cruise 2008 deedsphoto
Bill, sailor deedsphoto
Bill, sailor deedsphoto
Paul, sailor   deedsphoto
Paul, sailor deedsphoto
Todd, sailor
Todd, sailor
San Francisco Muni portrait deedsphoto
San Francisco Muni portrait deedsphoto
Canada Geese Family, Grosse Pointe, Michigan deedsphoto
Canada Geese Family, Grosse Pointe, Michigan deedsphoto
Mac, sailor, book seller       deedsphoto
Mac, sailor, book seller deedsphoto
Wedding dance, Indian-American woman, Houston, Texas   deedsphoto
Wedding dance, Indian-American woman, Houston, Texas deedsphoto
Buffalo, Birmingham, Michigan deedsphoto
Buffalo, Birmingham, Michigan deedsphoto
Bob, sailor, judge deedsphoto
Bob, sailor, judge deedsphoto
Dan, sailor, auto writer deedsphoto
Dan, sailor, auto writer deedsphoto
World's Largest Stove, Michigan State Fair   deedsphoto
World's Largest Stove, Michigan State Fair deedsphoto
Joma, Eric, Nora deedsphoto
Joma, Eric, Nora deedsphoto
Joma and Eric   deedsphoto
Joma and Eric deedsphoto
Fat Squirrel   deedsphoto
Fat Squirrel deedsphoto
Tilley Family Thanksgiving Reunion, Ann Arbor 2009    deedsphoto
Tilley Family Thanksgiving Reunion, Ann Arbor 2009 deedsphoto
Paul and Eric, Nebraska Sandhills Cowboys,  deedsphoto
Paul and Eric, Nebraska Sandhills Cowboys, deedsphoto
Point Pelee, Ontario, November deedsphoto
Point Pelee, Ontario, November deedsphoto
Cormorant    deedsphoto
Cormorant deedsphoto
Farmington Founder's Day Parade July 2010 deedsphoto
Farmington Founder's Day Parade July 2010 deedsphoto
Beautiful Woman at Farmer's Market deedsphoto
Beautiful Woman at Farmer's Market deedsphoto

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    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks, Jon. I need to get one of you.

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      Wayman 

      7 years ago

      These are great Ralph! Hope to see you and Tucker soon.

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      ryankett 

      8 years ago

      I love the first photo, I wonder whether there is a word which describes that sort of painting/activity. You never know, they have words for everything now, it would sure make a good hub title if it does exist!

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      Todd 

      8 years ago

      Great photos Ralph.

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks, Chuck. Yes, I have so many pictures of Nora that I may need a bigger hard drive! BTW, I took the pictures of the DEM convention, as you may have noticed, from a high definition TV screen. I wonder whether I'm violating copyright laws. I don't even remember what channel or network I got them from. I also took quite a few of the GOP convention but the TV was not high def, and they didn't turn out well. The composition of the conventioneers was quite different between the two conventions--a lot more American Legionnaires at the GOP convention and very few African Americans. (Couldn't resist the dig!)

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      Chuck Nugent 

      8 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      This is a great series of photos. The expressions that you caught on people's faces are fantastic. I enjoyed all of them.

      Congratulations on your granddaughter. She is a real cutie and, as the first and only grandchild, I am sure you have hundreds more photos of her besides these. LOL

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Yes, they do. Thanks, I'm sure yours are, too. (But you don't look old enough to have grandchildren!

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      jiberish 

      8 years ago from florida

      Grand kids have a way of changing our priorities. BTW your daughter-in-law is beautiful too. :)

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Tnx for you comment, jiberish! In the past I've mostly taken pictures of sailboats. With the arrival of our beautiful granddaughter I've become interested in portraits. Also, I take pictures of new members for the directory of my sail club.

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      jiberish 

      8 years ago from florida

      Thanks for sharing your photos, Ralph!

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Ah, you funny man Ralph!

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      sabu singh 

      8 years ago

      That is a very nice collection Ralph. Thank you for sharing. The winner in my eyes is Nora Elizabeth Deeds. A Star by Far.

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks, James! I thought I started out with the best ones. Nora is our first and only grandchild. I do know a lot of sailors. Sailing is my main hobby six months out of the year. The only problem with sailors is that some drink too much and, worse, too many are Republicans.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Great photography Ralph. After I got past the first few, the rest were outstanding, especially Nora. You sure know a lot of sailors.

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Lady_E, Thanks for the comment! As you may have guessed, Nora is our new granddaughter.

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      Elena 

      8 years ago from London, UK

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      Elena 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Nora is adorable....

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      Elena 

      8 years ago from London, UK

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      Elena 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for sharing these unique pics. I thought pic 12 was Samuel L Jackson undercover lol and Pic 22, how cute is that cat (Mars). Will be back to view the rest. I got about half way. Regards. :)

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      A.M. Gwynn 

      8 years ago

      A story behind each and every one.

      I loved the photographs, you have a good eye.

      :0)

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      Tammy Lochmann 

      8 years ago

      I enjoyed looking at your photos

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      Pseudonymous 

      8 years ago

      Great collection Ralph - thanks for sharing these!

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      blue dog 

      8 years ago from texas hill country

      wow, ralph!

      quite the collection. your portrait work is outstanding - your candid works show the people to be unaware of the camera, or relaxed around you and the camera, both necessary tools to have in the camera bag. good job.

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      ColdWarBaby 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Ralph.

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thank you, Dr. Benjamin.

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      JamesBenjaminJrMD 

      8 years ago from USA

      Excellent collection. Thanks for sharing!

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks, Jim.

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      JAMESBIGDOGG5535 

      8 years ago

      I'm not much of a writer, but as always you did a great job on your 'Hub'.

      JIM

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