Johnny Brewton posted this on facebook. He said that John Martin says that it is not Buk. If it is not, DAMN, it is his doppelganger. Any thoughts? It seems to be the right time....
That's what I was thinking. (Buk hat a habit of pressing his lips together, like in order to cope with pain.)
But other than that, it has much of him.
Yup. This guy has Bukowski's soul. If it's not him, it's his unknown bastard brother, the product of a wild night shift at the art museum when Henry Senior got into it with the girl who works the coffee cart.the haunted expression alone makes me believe it's him. amazing pic.
you're right, the others are older, but it's not easy to find old Buk-pics at all. The out-of-focus-pic at 7 o'clock is from 1956, the others are early 60s.[...] those at 11 and 12 o'clock, with neck tie, and the high school annual shot at 5 o'clock.
The others look about 10 years older [...]
You're definitely right on the ears! These are striking. Would've been interesting to see and compare the curls inside the ear-conch.[...] the shape of the ears. [...]
Interesting; to me, the nose in the yearbook photo is identical to the nose in the "unknown" picture. But there's something about the photo that keeps me from being almost sure that it's Buk. I can't say just what that is though.What I find remarkable about the nose is, the one on the mystic pic seems to look closer to the later ones (at 9 o'clock and 10 o'clock) than to the earlier ones (yearbook), but this can be a matter of perspective.
When I first saw the photo, I thought that the curled up corners of the mouth weren't Buk's. But then I looked at the crease which is between the lips and the chin. That crease has the same irregular line as in the later photos. My first impression was that it wasn't him but now I think that it is not impossible.
This is the only thing that would help further, since we've discussed all his "distinguished features" over now. Right?Would help to know something (anything) about the picture.
I would like to thank Mr. Brewton once again here for shedding some light on this mysterious photo and for his quick and generous response.That was an antique Photomatic photo-booth photo. Spotted at an exhibit around 12 years ago. John Martin firmly disagreed with me about that person being Charles Bukowski. I firmly disagreed with John and believe it really is. We may never know.