30 August 2010

iheartfaces – Week # 35 | Photojournalism



This week’s theme at I Heart Faces is “Photojournalism.”  I had really wanted to submit another entry, but I had already used that photo for a couple of other challenges (see here), including my very first entry ever to I Heart Faces’ photo challenges.  So, I’m using this photo instead… The same subject, but in an altogether different capture.  This is from a series of photos I’d taken during my trip to Burma way back in 2001. For more faces of Burma, please click here.

 

old person-1

 

I love the almost leathery look of her skin, the lines on her face, her simple clothes, the almost self-conscious hand touching her stubbly hair, her eyes, and most of all, I love that big stogey she’s holding.

 

I saw her sitting on the temple grounds and I was immediately drawn to her.  There’s something about this old lady that makes you want to sit down next to her and coax her into telling you her story.  Why was she there that day?  What has her journey been like?

 

For more “photojournalistic” photos, please head on to iheartfaces.

41 COMMENTS:

Hannah said...

This really is an amazing photo! I too love the look of her skin, and everything about this picture. She has such an interesting face. It makes you want to know her story, what her life was like, what she looked like when she was young and who got her smoking those fatties LOL! So interesting!

Rachel said...

Just incredible. Totally captivating and makes you want to know more!

To be honest, I enjoyed this even more than the other one on your link... it shows her expression and really makes you wish you had the rest of the story!

Great shot... really great shot!

Jenny said...

Wow, that is a wonderful photo. I too would love to hear a story from her life.

Hannah said...

This is a great shot! The emotion is very powerful. :-)

Tezzie said...

Oh, wow...this is incredible! What a perfect shot!

Amandalynn said...

This is a beautiful & evocative shot! As are your other faces of Burma, great captures!

Danelle said...

Beautiful photo. Just perfect for this week's theme.

lisa d. photography said...

wow, an incredible shot!

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

Beautiful!! I love it! I love Burmese faces!

Marla said...

Awesome picture. She just looks so interesting.

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

Summer said...

This is so good. You can really feel the emotion in it.

Stephanie said...

Great capture

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

AMAZING! That's a winner, for sure.

FootPrints said...

awesome!!!

EB said...

Amazing photo! You get the story by just looking at her. Beautiful light and colour as well.

Erika B

Jessie said...

What an incredibly amazing shot! So awesome!

Krystal said...

wow, this is great

jen@odbt said...

I've always admired this shot. The stories this woman could tell...

Naomi said...

Great photo!

AJ said...

I'm sure this is a winner. Great shot!
Truly journalisme, it holds a great story...

Ashley Sisk said...

Great capture - this is a winning shot for sure!

Nezzy said...

Oh, I can only imagine the stories she could tell! What a great capture!

God bless ya and have yourself a marvelous Monday!!!

Adria said...

Truly amazing catch. I'll bet she has so MANY stories to tell!

Sarah Halstead said...

What an amazing photo! You did a great job.

blueviolet said...

This is incredible!

amy nickerson said...

Love the stogie too! That's awesome!

~Holly said...

Wow, what an amazing photo!!! So much history captured in this moment. Fantastic work!

Photo Freak said...

great photo!!

Becca said...

Oh my word, this is amazing! I LOVE it - what a fantastic entry!

Crystal Rae said...

What an amazing shot. I bet you enjoyed your experience in Burma. What an experience to have had.

Lori said...

This is an amazing photo...it does make me want to hear her story. I would love to hear about your experience visiting Burma. XX

Bridget said...

I love this photo... It captures such emotion and beauty in this woman!

Janelle Rushin said...

Amazing picture. I'm sure the wrinkles in her face have great stories to tell!

Elizabeth's Photo Blog said...

Great picture. Makes me want to know more about her.

Sandy said...

Beautiful picture! Her lines tell a story.

Julie Rivera Photography said...

I LOVE aged faces. And you are so right, her story would definitely be an adventure to hear. Wonderful choice!

Mrs.Mayhem said...

Your photo is so intriguing. It really draws in the viewer, and creates so many questions.

Serline said...

Every line in her face has a story to tell...

Caroline (Frogmum) said...

Gorgeous in OH so many ways!! :)

FootPrints said...

i love this photo!! and the details are GREAT!

Rachel said...

YAHOO!!! You won Amy & Angie's pick!!! I just knew it! :) Congratulations!!!!

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