great environmental shot - I like the "clutter" - it tells part of the story. I agree with Mom too - a close up of this guy would be great too, but of course, not everyone is a willing subject and we have to respect that.
First, I think this is a fantastic portrait. Love the body language and the expression...side light and shadows on his clothing are super! I agree with you AND Vispy. I like seeing the whole scene to get the feel for the "story", and I would like to see him closer too without all the clutter. He makes an interesting subject for a portrait!
Vispy, you are correct, he was a good subject for portraits but as mentioned he was a bit grouchy and did not want to invade his space. I also wanted to show his environment to give more feeling to the image.