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!
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The sentiment is intersting, with a bit of pathos. Like the tone of the photo as well as the reflection of the woman.ReplyDelete
Love this. I love portraits that tell a story and this does. Beautiful photograph.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!
happy new year once again and thank you, kate and jilly, for your kind comments,ReplyDelete
A nice portrait......ReplyDelete
What a darling woman.... so glad to see she had gloves on her hands.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!
The Blue Ridge Gal
OH this photo (story) breaks my heart. Wonderful job on this!ReplyDelete
that is lovely - happy new year to youReplyDelete
thank you humanobserver, blue ridge gal, tanya, and ackworth born, thanks for the kind comments.ReplyDelete
Wow! This is such an evocative portrait. The emotion and authenticity is palpable. Well done!ReplyDelete
thanks very much dc,ReplyDelete
That is a FABULOUS portrait. Bravo! I hope you gave her a dollar for that smile :o)ReplyDelete
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 goodtripReplyDelete
Great reflection and lovely story, nice touch!ReplyDelete