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by Michael Sakowicz January. 18, 2010 4510 views

Kenny Rogers - Through The Years []

'Going Retro' is a very clever post idea Oscar [] had a few days ago; and so I've decided to subject myself to this pending laughter

Yep, this is yours truly many moons ago when I was still a playa… A baseball playa that is… Actually, my mom probably brought me to a retail department store to have this shot taken and they probably dressed me up like the little doll I am… I would suppose that my mom had this shirt made prior the shoot

I'd also like to point out the technical debacle this post put me through. The long and short of it is that the ‘actual’ photo is fused to a glass frame and there is no way without ruining the photo to separate it. So I had to shoot this in front of the glass with a white wall background, a very small aperture and long exposure to decrease the glare you still see. What a mission. Cheers.

Nikon D70s | f/22 | 20" | ISO 200 | 50mm

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Barry And Denisa Berger 10 years, 9 months ago

Memories, memories!!!! Precious memories!
What a cute picture.

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Finbarr 11 years ago

Congrats on FP!! Beautiful shots!

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Patrycja Ratajczak 11 years ago

hah, congrats ;))

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Mujay 11 years ago

wow !! Congrats on the FP . very nice ,

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Ricardo 11 years ago

waw mike!!
you're on FP! with your pic!!

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Thebronzebow 11 years ago

Michaels unite! Congrats or condolences on the FP, whichever you prefer... ;-)

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David Swatton 11 years ago

As an exercise in self-abasement I think this just about does it, esp with the FP... nice one! :-)

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Jumiella 11 years ago

Excellent retro portrait! Congratulations! ♫♫

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Christa 11 years ago

The Michaels did choose Michael for FP!! :)))) Great! Congrats my friend!

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Sara G 11 years ago

You have so many "cuteness" and congrats comments, I'll just say :-)

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Stefan Fletcher 11 years ago

I was just thinking it coudl have been a lot worse: your mom could have given you one of those naked baby butt pictures of you; you could have posted it and it could have been selected on the FP...

Let's be grateful for small mercies, shall we?

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Robel Narte 11 years ago

Hey Mike you made it to the FP! Whooohoo ! Congrats!Cheers to that!
best regards ,

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Art Bee 11 years ago

WooooooHoooooo Mike you made FP with your retro pic! Congrats!

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Bogdan Telea 11 years ago


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Asiamack 11 years ago

chubby chubby... and still chubby, i believe, from the look at your profile pix. you're lucky. i haven't any pix from the same age.
congrats on the FP !!

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Paolo Martini 11 years ago

[i][b]congrats for your great FP....![/b][/i]

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Jarvo J 11 years ago

Fantastic Mike. It's not many Avatar shots that make it to the front page (I see you've reverted now though). Congrats!

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Tomie Poodle 11 years ago

back to the FP! congrats Mike!

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Stefan Fletcher 11 years ago

Now, there's glory for you! Just imagine what they'll do with an adult portrait of you, Mike...

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Dorothe 11 years ago

Hey, nice to see your youg alter ego on FP!

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Pandka 11 years ago


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Sadhya Rippon 11 years ago

Lovely to see your new profile picture enlarged. It is a truly charming portrait. What a happy little chap you were.
Congratulations on now being featured on the front page.

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Sandra Vermeulen 11 years ago

Our little brother on the FP



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Jet28 11 years ago

Well worth the effort! Congrats on FP :-)

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Jennye 11 years ago

Woo hoo!!! Look who's on FP!!!
congratulations Mike!!!

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Sandyk 11 years ago

great Post!! congrats on fP!! :))

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Azrin Abdullah 11 years ago

Congratulations on FP Mike!

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Leah De Guzman Huete 11 years ago

Congrats on the FP!

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Jazmyn 11 years ago

It looks like you hit a home run!!! Congrats on FP!! :o)

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Heather 11 years ago

congrats :)

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Satish 11 years ago

Whoaaa..Mike's on FP!!!
Hurray!! :)

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Brenda Nelson 11 years ago

You're a brave man (and a really cute little boy), Mike! The "blast from the past" is the "featured photo" - congratulations.

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Marsha 11 years ago

How about that? Cute enough to make FP.....congrats, Mike ;)))))

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Carol 11 years ago

..what a precious child.....

Congratulations on Front Page !

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Lin 11 years ago

Hey congrats on your FP!!!

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Lynn 11 years ago

CONGRATS on the FP!!! You are a cutie pie Mike...great shot :))

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Brian 11 years ago

A blast from the past in more ways then one:) Congratulations!

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Kaitlyn 11 years ago

Congrats on FP.

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Huiching 11 years ago

Wow. Mike!!! YOU are on the Fron Page! Haha… So cool!

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Mary Brown 11 years ago


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Péter Somogyvári 11 years ago

Happy years! The photographer was excellent..:)

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Lucie 11 years, 1 month ago

This is so funny :D Jocking... no it is really cute and vintage :)

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Mitchell 11 years, 1 month ago


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Thebronzebow 11 years, 1 month ago

Cute! =)

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Dragana Jurisic 11 years, 1 month ago

super cute

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Lotofoto 11 years, 1 month ago


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Lynn 11 years, 1 month ago

Very sweet shot of you...what a cutie!!! Great smile and nice eyes :))

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Kit Penn 11 years, 1 month ago

Glad you decided to risk subjecting yourself to riddicule -it's not going to happen from me.

It's a really nice pic - hope you still feel as full of joy as you appeared in the photo.

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Jarvo J 11 years, 1 month ago

What a happy looking chap.

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Chris Buchan Jones 11 years, 1 month ago

what a cutie

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Art Bee 11 years, 1 month ago

I know what you went through to get this picture.....have done that a few times myself...hahaha Cute kid!

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Justgood 11 years, 1 month ago

So sweet :-) (Congratulations to Stephans ironical remark!)

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Farideh_Homam 11 years, 1 month ago

Good job.

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Brian 11 years, 1 month ago

Mike, So you were the one that started that awful trend to wear the ballcap cocked to the side of the head:)

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Marek 11 years, 1 month ago


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Pandka 11 years, 1 month ago


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Dorothe 11 years, 1 month ago

Great, a little bit yellow around the nose, but better yellow than green:-). LOL!

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Jack Castelo Branco 11 years, 1 month ago


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Marsha 11 years, 1 month ago

Haha, cute is that!! What a big smile....happy little boy, I'd say ;)) Since you couldn't get the photo out, I'd say you did a great job with the shot you took!

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Ricardo 11 years, 1 month ago

so this is MIKE when he was a terrorist uh?

P.S - we call kids terrorist due they are MEAN and they destroy everything! LOL

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Gerd Korts 11 years, 1 month ago

I like the idea Mike, I think I will accompany you and Oscar especially as my actual avatar doesn´t have any influence on my weight

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Heather 11 years, 1 month ago

Yes...shameless promoting :) I can't fault the flash back though. Part of me has a cringe reaction . Not because of the picture, but because I worked temporarily at a photo studio in the mall and it bring back bad memories for me. So did your look back in time help ya to learn anything about yourself?

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Christa 11 years, 1 month ago

What a sunny boy, Mike, you smiled also with your eyes and I hope this happens still now!
I have the same problem with some old pictures and can't separate the glass without ruining the sames.

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Sandra Vermeulen 11 years, 1 month ago

Ooooooooooooooh ...
... so cute!! ;o)

You have a nice picture taken in an unusual situation.

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Soubhagya Sagar Behera 11 years, 1 month ago

HAHA! U look the sme still! look at the profile pic! HAHa!

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Huiching 11 years, 1 month ago

Wow. Cute little mike! ^_^

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Jennye 11 years, 1 month ago

This is too cute to laugh at!
You were an adorable little boy Michael!!
Love that smile and your eyes.

great job!......and song

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Robel Narte 11 years, 1 month ago

Well done Mike ! the glass turn out to be a glossy factor to the image!
Best regards ,

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Leah De Guzman Huete 11 years, 1 month ago

oh! my....very cute! :D

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Stefan Fletcher 11 years, 1 month ago

I congratulate you on this earnest attempt to subject yourself to worldwide ridicule - and to do such a good technical job in the process. As my mother says, being young and being dumb are crimes we all commit at least once in our lives...

Although I must confess, I don't see that much difference between the old and new profile pictures ;-)

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