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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sister Dreams In Color

My favorite photo from 2008 although I never got to post it and now here it is. This lady was standing on a corner near Michigan Avenue asking for dollars and spare change. It was a cold day in March, and not too many people were out. When I asked if I could take her picture, she exclaimed, "Oh my, it's been ages since anyone's taken my picture!" I loved how her face lit up like that, and how her eyes got all dreamy and wistful, as though remembering that last happy time she'd smiled for a camera. I wish her and all of us a happy 2009!

13 comments:

  1. The sentiment is intersting, with a bit of pathos. Like the tone of the photo as well as the reflection of the woman.

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  2. Love this. I love portraits that tell a story and this does. Beautiful photograph.

    Happy New Year!

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  3. happy new year once again and thank you, kate and jilly, for your kind comments,

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  4. What a darling woman.... so glad to see she had gloves on her hands.

    Happy New Year!
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  5. OH this photo (story) breaks my heart. Wonderful job on this!

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  6. that is lovely - happy new year to you

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  7. thank you humanobserver, blue ridge gal, tanya, and ackworth born, thanks for the kind comments.

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  8. Wow! This is such an evocative portrait. The emotion and authenticity is palpable. Well done!

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  9. That is a FABULOUS portrait. Bravo! I hope you gave her a dollar for that smile :o)

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  10. This is 'break my heart' wonderful. I guess that is what Katie means by pathos. I am going to Chicago to see my daughter; she lives in Hyde Park. I am SO eager to be there. Your photos are so much of the anticipation that comes with a goodtrip

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  11. Great reflection and lovely story, nice touch!

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