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Portraits: Avo Uvezian

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On March 22, Avo Uvezian celebrated his 87th birthday. As has become standard, the legendary pianist and his eponymous cigar brand has planned a limited edition birthday cigar and tour, the first of which will take place on March 28, 2013. A little while back he was in town for an event in Dallas as part of a separate promotion.

Avo Uvezian 1

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For you photography nuts, this image was taken with a Canon 1DMkIII and a Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens at f/2.5, ISO was 800 and the shutter speed was 1/100th. Light is a combination of the incandescent light hanging above him and two video lights on spotted on his face to help light under the brim of the hat. Photograph was shot in RAW and converted to JPG using Lightroom and fixed up in Photoshop.

Avo Uvezian 2

The second image was photographed as he played a few songs to the crowd and was not posed. Image was taken with a Canon 1DMkIII and a Canon 24mm f/1.4 lens at f/1.4, ISO was 800 and the shutter speed was 1/60th. Light is a combination of incandescent, once again hanging above him, and two video lights on spotted on his face to help light under the brim of the hat. The photograph was shot in RAW and converted to JPG using Lightroom and fixed up in Photoshop.

(Update: The original version of this story incorrectly listed Uvezian’s age as 78, he is 87.)

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Brooks Whittington
About the author

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.

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