This has turned into something of a lost-person hunt: if you reverse-search the image you get a hit for a Flickr image:
…which you then realise is by a guy who reposts other photographers’ work – but it does give the name “mediocre.matt” and a reference to “deviant”. Then searching the name on DeviantArt gets you to a discontinued gallery by various photographers called “PortraitsClub” – featuring one lovely image by “Mediocre-Matt”:
….called “Clarity” – but not the one you’re looking for… Going back to my original search, I came across a VisualizeUs post that gives the title, a link to a defunct Tumblr blog (picture of a girl! Defunct? How strange…..) and adds “via Mat Caplin Picture”. Keeping on going (if you’re still with me…) takes us to yet another Flickr account by someone called “Mexico Rosel” – where the picture is blocked owing to “Adult Content (!!!)” – I try the account’s photostream: there are no images on it…
Finally going back to DeviantArt it became pretty clear that the guy had cleared his account and galleries: with laments in comments asking “Where have all the pictures gone?”….. Yup, so far it’s a kind-of-dead-end: except his name comes up attached to other images:
….and if these are all his, he’s a pretty talented photographer…
Part of my interest was because I’d come across a “deviation” of the “Ashlin” photograph – really the raison d’etre of DeviantArt – collaboration between artists:
…except it’s by an Indian artist from Bangalore, called Chandresh, and he’s on Facebook:
It’s entitled “Enough!!!” – I hope it’s a reference to the amount of child (and women) rape there is in India – not that a lot of other parts of the world are immune – Chandresh comes across as a really good guy, so it’s quite possible….