Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Imagine the Swan

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I often go to the Cypress College Swap meet on Sundays to photograph people. This lady was standing by herself under the trees, and she really just looked so lonely but in a very majestic way. She obviously was waiting for someone to come pick her up, but I just felt such a warm connection. Sometimes when I see certain people, I can't think of anything other than photographing them, it's something I have to do or I'll really regret it. I watched her for a minute as she "watched the world go by." I finally worked up the courage to ask her if I could photograph her. I could tell she didn't really want to be photographed but she agreed. As I was taking her picture, her daughter pulled up to the sidewalk in a car. and that was it. The lady helped her Mother into the car. The older woman smiled at me before she got in and drove away. I wish I had ask her for her name.


Lucy said...

Carly, this picture is lovely.
You can feel her loliness, and her strength.
Beautifully done. Loved it.


what a beautiful portrait, so much character. and such a coincidence, I was writing a post about a similar sort of woman I saw standing alone on the train. but I think this lady might possibly be the happier -- she had a daughter come pick her up! thank goodness. I hate to think of people alone, truly alone and lonely.

Anthony Castro said...

Gorgeous and stunning

chanel said...

i love little stories like this...they are what life is all about for me! so glad you got the courage to ask her.

xo chanel